pay attention
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pay attention(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. presta atención
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I'm not going to tell you twice. Pay attention!No te lo vuelvo a decir. ¡Presta atención!
b. pon atención
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
The teacher is speaking. Pay attention!La maestra está hablando. ¡Pon atención!
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. presten atención (plural)
Pay attention, class! The exam is next week.¡Clase, presenten atención! El examen es la semana que viene.
b. pongan atención (plural)
Pay attention or you'll all be staying after class!¡Pongan atención o se quedarán todos después de clase!
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to focus)
a. prestar atención
It seems he only pays attention in math class.Parece que solo presta atención en la clase de matemáticas.
b. poner atención
I need to pay attention today in class.Necesito poner atención hoy en clase.
4. (to pay mind to)
a. hacer caso
Don't pay attention to him. He's always telling lies.No le hagas caso. Siempre está diciendo mentiras.
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