mend
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mend(
mehnd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to repair)
a. arreglar
The sole on Tim's shoes came loose, so he had the cobbler mend them.La suela de los zapatos de Tim se despegó, y por eso los llevó a arreglar al zapatero.
b. reparar
My watch stopped running. I'm going to see if I can find someone to mend it.Se paró mi reloj. Voy a ver si encuentro alguien que lo repare.
c. remendar
Diego's sock had a hole, so he mended it.El calcetín de Diego tenía un agujero, así que lo remendó.
d. zurcir
Juana just learned how to mend a hole in a garment.Juana acaba de aprender como zurcir un roto en una prenda.
2. (to improve)
a. corregir
Rita told her son to mend his manners before he got into serious trouble.Rita le dijo a su hijo que corrigiera sus modales antes de que se metiera en problemas serios.
b. arreglar
Damaris is trying to mend her relationship with her ex-husband.Damaris está tratando de arreglar su relación con su ex-esposo.
c. mejorar
If you want to mend things with your sister, you should apologize to her.Si quieres mejorar las cosas con tu hermana, debes pedirle perdón.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (medicine)
a. curarse
The doctor had to put ten stitches on Omar's wound, but it's mending quickly.El doctor le tuvo que poner diez puntos a la herida de Omar, pero se está curando rápidamente.
b. soldarse
It will take a few weeks for the fracture in his leg to mend.La fractura de su pierna tardará unas semanas en soldarse.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (patch)
a. el remiendo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Janice used threads of different colors for the darns on her old coat.Janice usó hilos de varios colores para los remiendos de su saco viejo.
b. el zurcido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Ronda used the same color thread, so the mend is invisible.Ronda usó el mismo color de hilo, y así el zurcido es invisible.
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mend
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she's on the mendse está recuperando
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (repair)
a. arreglar
3. (garment)
a. coser, remendar
to mend one's wayscorregirse
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (broken bone)
a. soldarse
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mend [mend]
noun
(patch) remiendo (m); (darn) zurcido (m)
to be on the mend ir mejorando
transitive verb
1 (repair) [+watch, toy, wall] arreglar; reparar; [+shoes] arreglar; (darn) remendar; zurcir
2 (improve)
to mend matters mejorar las cosas
to mend one's ways enmendarse
intransitive verb
(improve) mejorar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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