Spanish Word of the Day
Saturday, February 23, 2013
pelearse verb: to quarrel
  • Many Spanish reflexive verbs, such as pelearse, do not involve the idea of the action reflecting back on the actor. You just have to remember that they are different from English.
    Siempre nos peleamos cuando hablamos de política. We always quarrel when we talk about politics.
  • In the past tense, pelearse often means to split up with someone you were dating.
    Siempre nos peleamos cuando hablamos de política. We always quarrel when we talk about politics.
    Se ha peleado con la novia. He’s split up with his girlfriend.
  • Or more generally, pelearse can mean to fall out with somebody.
    Siempre nos peleamos cuando hablamos de política. We always quarrel when we talk about politics.
    Se ha peleado con la novia. He’s split up with his girlfriend.
    Se ha peleado con todos los amigos. He’s fallen out with all his friends.
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