pretend
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pretend(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to feign)
a. fingir
When we were kids, my sister and I always pretended to be pirates.Cuando éramos niños, mi hermana y yo siempre fingíamos que éramos piratas.
b. simular
Children can have fun pretending to be doctors or firefighters.Los niños pueden divertirse simulando que son doctores o bomberos.
2. (to claim)
a. pretender
He pretends to have done lots of research for his thesis.Pretende haber hecho mucha investigación para su tesis.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to feign)
a. fingir
Since I came out of the closet, I don't have to pretend anymore.Desde que salí del armario, ya no tengo que fingir.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (not real)
a. de mentira
When I was five years old, I had pretend tea parties with my dolls.Cuando tenía cinco años, hacía meriendas de mentira con mis muñecas.
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pretend
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (feign)
a. fingir, simular
to pretend to be illfingir que se está enfermo(a)
to pretend to do somethingfingir hacer algo
they pretended that nothing had happenedhicieron como si no hubiera pasado nada
2. (claim)
a. pretender
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (put on an act)
a. fingir
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (colloquial)
a. de mentira
pretend moneydinero de mentira
a pretend slapun amago de bofetada
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pretend [prɪˈtend]
transitive verb
1 (feign) fingir; simular
to pretend ignorance
to pretend that ... (querer) hacer creer que ...; he's pretending that he can't hear finge no oír; let's pretend that I'm the doctor and you're the nurse yo era el médico y tú eras la enfermera; to pretend to do sth fingir hacer algo; to pretend to be asleep hacerse el dormido; fingir estar dormido; to pretend to be mad fingirse loco; he pretends to be a poet se las da de poeta; se dice poeta; to pretend to go away fingir marcharse; to pretend not to be listening hacerse el distraído; to pretend not to understand hacerse el desentendido
2 (claim) pretender
I don't pretend to know the answer no pretendo saber la respuesta; I don't pretend to understand art no pretendo entender de arte
intransitive verb
1 (feign) fingir
she is only pretending es de mentira; we're only pretending (to child) es de mentirijillas (informal); let's pretend imaginémoslo; let's not pretend to each other no nos engañemos uno a otro
2 (claim)
to pretend to the throne pretender el trono; to pretend to intelligence afirmar tener inteligencia; pretender ser inteligente
adjective
de mentira; fingido
pretend money dinero (m) de juego
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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