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acostumbrar

transitive verb

  • acostumbrar a alguien a algo
    to get somebody used to something
    para acostumbrarlo al ruido de los motores
    to get him used to or accustomed to the noise of the engines
    lo acostumbraron a tomarlo or a que lo tomara desde pequeño
    they got him used to taking it or into the habit of taking it from when he was small

intransitive verb

  • acostumbrar (a) + infinitivo
    to be accustomed to -ing
    be in the habit of -ing
    acostumbraba (a) dar un paseo después de comer
    I usually went for or I used to go for a walk after lunch
    I was in the habit of or I was accustomed to going for a walk after lunch

also: acostumbrarse pronominal verb

  • acostumbrarse a algo/alguien
    to get used to something/somebody
    se acostumbró muy pronto al nuevo horario
    she very quickly got used to the new schedule
    acostumbrarse a + infinitivo
    to get used to -ing
    no me puedo acostumbrar a comer sin sal
    I can't get used to eating food without salt
Example sentences
  • Y los norteamericanos ya se van acostumbrando a la idea.
  • Los dirigentes no pueden acostumbrar a sus jugadores a ganar en mesa.
  • Durante la pachamanca se acostumbra tomar chichas de jora o maní y cerveza.
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