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Translation of descomponer in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 4 (persona) 4.1 (producir malestar) See examples: ese olor penetrante me descompone
    that strong smell makes me feel queasy o nauseous
    la noticia del accidente la descompuso
    she felt quite ill when she heard about the accident
    4.2 (producir diarrea)
    to give … diarrhea (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) diarrhoea

also: descomponerse verbo pronominal

  • 3 (cara) (+ me/te/le etc) se le descompuso la cara cuando se lo dije
    he looked really upset o his face dropped a mile when I told him
  • 5 (persona) 5.1 (sentir malestar) See examples: hacía tanto calor que se descompuso
    it was so hot that he started feeling sick o queasy
    se descompuso cuando supo la noticia
    he felt quite ill when he heard the news
    5.2 (del estómago)
    to have an attack of diarrhea (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) diarrhoea

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day


    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.