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merecer

Translation of merecer in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (merecerse)

  • (enfático) [premio/castigo] to deserve qué marido tienes, no te lo mereces what a wonderful husband you have, you don't deserve him te lo tienes bien merecido it serves you right, you deserve it tiene la bien merecida fama de mujeriego he has a well-deserved reputation as a womanizer merecerse + infinitivo/infinitive to deserve to + infinitivo/infinitive se mereció ganar el concurso she deserved to win the contestmerecerse que + subjuntivo/subjunctive se merece que le den el trabajo she deserves to get the job te mereces que te den una buena paliza you deserve a good hiding

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