tostar
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tostar(
tohs
-
tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
a. to toast (bread)
Para desayunar, tuesto unas rebanadas de pan y después les pongo mantequilla y mermelada.For breakfast, I toast some slices of bread and then I put butter and jam on them.
b. to roast (coffee)
Julia prefiere tostar el café en casa en vez de comprarlo tostado en el supermercado.Julia prefers to roast coffee at home instead of buying it roasted in the supermarket.
c. to brown (meat)
Este bistec no es suficientemente cocido para mi gusto; tuéstalo cinco minutos más.This steak is not cooked enough for my liking; brown it another five minutes.
2. (to suntan)
a. to tan
Ando a la playa en biquini para que el sol tueste mis hombros.I go to the beach in a bikini so that the sun tans my shoulders.
tostarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to suntan)
a. to tan
Acabo de regresar de las vacaciones, pero parece que no me tostaba tanto.I just got back from vacation, but it seems like I didn't tan very much.
b. to get brown
Los pelirrojos deben tener un especial cuidado al tumbarse al sol a tostarse.Redheads should be especially careful when lying in the sun to get brown.
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tostar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (dorar, calentar; pan)
a. to toast
2. (café, almendras)
a. to roast
3. (carne)
a. to brown
4. (broncear)
a. to tan
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a. to get brown
tostarse al solto sunbathe
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tostar
transitive verb
1 [+pan] to toast; [+café] to roast; [+carne] to brown
2 (broncear) to tan
3 (Caribe) (S. Cone) (pegar)
tostar a algn to tan sb's hide (familiar)
4 (México) (ofender) to offend; (perjudicar) to harm; hurt; (matar) to kill
5 (Caribe) (S. Cone) (proseguir) to push on with
pronominal verb
tostarse(also tostarse al sol) to tan; get brown
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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