turbar

turbar(
toor
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bahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to trouble)
a. to disturb
Las motos pasaron con gran estruendo, turbando la tranquilidad del pueblo.The motorbikes roared past, disturbing the tranquility of the village.
b. to upset
Los vuelos de larga distancia pueden turbar el ritmo del sueño.Long-haul flights can upset your sleep patterns.
2. (to fluster)
a. to embarrass
A Ana le turbó el tono que utilizó su padre para reprenderla delante de todos.Ana was embarrassed by the tone her father took when he told her off in front of everyone.
b. to upset
Encontrarme con mi exmarido en una fiesta me turbó para toda la noche.Bumping into my ex husband at a party upset me for the whole evening.
turbarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to be troubled)
a. to be disturbed
La madre del chico se turbó al ver que su hijo no estaba en la escuela.The boy's mother was disturbed when she realized her son wasn't at school.
b. to get upset
Si Miguel no me contesta a los mensajes me turbo irremediablemente.If Miguel doesn't answer my messages I inevitably get upset.
4. (to become ashamed)
a. to get flustered
Alicia es una chica muy insegura que se turba cada vez que tiene que dar su opinión sobre algo.Alicia is a very insecure girl who gets flustered every time she has to give an opinion on something.
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turbar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (alterar)
a. to disturb
2. (emocionar)
a. to upset
3. (desconcertar)
a. to trouble, to disconcert
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (emocionarse)
a. to get upset
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turbar
transitive verb
1 [+silencio, reposo, orden] to disturb
el ruido turbó su sueño the noise disturbed her sleep
un grito desgarrador turbó el descanso de los vecinos
nada turbó la buena marcha de las negociaciones nothing hindered o disturbed the smooth progress of the negotiations
2 [+agua] to disturb; stir up
3 (alterar)
la noticia turbó su ánimo the news troubled his mind; the news perturbed him; su llegada inesperada la turbó visiblemente his unexpected arrival visibly disturbed her
4 (avergonzar) to embarrass
sus palabras de amor la turbaron his words of love embarrassed her
pronominal verb
turbarse
1 (alterarse)
al reconocer a su agresor se turbó enormemente she was deeply disturbed when she recognized her attacker; se turbó de tal modo que no pudo responder he was so disturbed he couldn't reply
2 (avergonzarse) to get embarrassed
se turbó al ver que ella lo miraba fijamente when he realized she was staring at him he came over o got all embarrassed
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