Spanish Word of the Day
Thursday, July 31, 2014
preparar verb: to prepare
  • We’ve already come across preparar meaning to prepare or to get ready, used as a transitive verb:
    Tengo que preparar el discurso. I need to prepare my speech.
  • It is often used in the reflexive form, prepararse. In this form, followed by para, you use it to mean to be ready for something:
    Tengo que preparar el discurso. I need to prepare my speech.
    Debemos prepararnos para esto. We need to be ready for this.
  • Prepararse followed by para and the infinitive means to get ready to do something.
    Tengo que preparar el discurso. I need to prepare my speech.
    Debemos prepararnos para esto. We need to be ready for this.
    Me estaba preparando para salir. I was getting ready to go out.
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