unten
-they spread
The word unten is the present subjunctive form of untar in the third person plural. There are other translations for this conjugation.
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untar

untar(
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tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to cover)
a. to spread
Catalina, ¿puedes untar las tostadas con mermelada?Catalina, can you spread the toast with jam?
b. to smear
La nena untó el lápiz labial de su mamá por toda la pared.The little girl smeared her mom's lipstick all over the wall.
c. to grease
Hay que untar la cacerola con mantequilla antes de ponerle la masa.You ought to grease the pan with butter before putting the dough in it.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to give a bribe)
a. to bribe
Estoy seguro de que untaron a alguien para que les permitiera construir en zona restringida.I'm sure they bribed somebody to get permission to build in a restricted area.
b. to grease the palm of
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si tienes dinero suficiente, puedes untar a algún oficial corrupto.If you have enough money, you can grease the palm of a corrupt official.
untarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to cover)
a. to smear
Para que sea efectiva la crema antiarrugas, debes untártela en la cara todas las noches.For the antiwrinkle cream to work, you need to smear it all over your face every night.
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untar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (piel, cara)
a. to smear
untar el paté en el panto spread the pâté on the bread
2. (colloquial)
a. to grease the palm of, to bribe
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (embadurnarse)
a.
untarse la piel/cara (con o de)to smear one's skin/face (with)
4. (colloquial)
a. to line one's pockets
untar
transitive verb
1 (cubrir) to smear; rub;con, de with; (Med) to anoint; rub;con, de with; (Mecánica) etc to grease; oil
untar su pan en la salsa to dip o soak one's bread in the gravy; untar el pan con mantequilla to spread butter on one's bread; untar los dedos de tinta to smear ink on one's fingers; smear one's fingers with ink
2 (sobornar) to bribe; grease the palm of
pronominal verb
untarse
1 (ensuciarse)
untarse con o de to smear o.s. with
2 (fraudulentamente) to have sticky fingers (familiar)
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