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Translation of arreglar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 5 [familiar] (como amenaza) See examples: ya te arreglaré yo a ti
    I'll show you!

also: arreglarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (reflexivo) (ataviarse) See examples: tarda horas en arreglarse
    she takes hours to get ready o do herself up
    no te arregles tanto, solo vamos al pub de la esquina
    you don't need to get so dressed up, we're only going to the bar on the corner
    sabe arreglarse
    she knows how to make herself look good o nice
  • 2 (pelo/manos) 2.1 (reflexivo) te has arreglado el pelo muy bien
    you've done your hair really nicely
    your hair looks really nice
    me tengo que arreglar las manos
    2.2 (causativo) See examples:tengo que ir a arreglarme el pelo
    I must go and have my hair done
    ¿por qué no se arreglará la boca?
    why doesn't she go and have her teeth seen to?
  • 4 [familiar] (apañarse) See examples: ya nos arreglaremos para volver a casa
    we'll make our own way home
    es difícil arreglarse sin coche en una ciudad grande
    it's difficult to get by o to manage without a car in a big city
    no hay camas para todos, pero ya nos arreglaremos
    there aren't enough beds for everyone, but we'll sort o work something out
    aunque la casa es pequeña, nos arreglamos
    it's a small house, but we manage
    arreglarse con algonos tendremos que arreglar con tu sueldo
    we'll have to get by o manage on your wages
    se tendrán que arreglar con esta leche, no queda más
    they'll have to make do with this milk, it's all there is left
    arreglárselas [familiar], me pregunto cómo se las arreglan para comprar estas cosas
    I don't know how they manage o where they find the money to buy all these things
    tú te lo has buscado, así que ahora arréglatelas como puedas
    you got yourself into this, now it's up to you to sort o work it out as best you can
    sabe arreglárselas solo
    he can look after himself
    ya me las arreglaré para llegar a tiempo
    I'll find a way of getting there in time
    no sé cómo se las arregla que siempre llega tarde
    I don't know how she does it, but she always manages to arrive late
Example sentences
  • Mi esposo sabe arreglar cualquier cosa y no exagero!
  • Para arreglar la calle, primero hay que tener la casa en orden.
  • Deseamos que arreglen pronto el problema porque queremos vivir en paz.

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