Translation of ofrecer in English:

ofrecer

vt

ofrecerse v pron

  • 1 [persona] se ofrece niñera con experiencia experienced nanny seeks employment ofrecerse a or para + infinitivo/infinitive to offer o/or volunteer to + infinitivo/infinitive se ofreció a venir a buscarnos she offered o/or volunteered to come and pick us up
  • 2 (presentarse) un espectáculo único se ofrecía ante nuestros ojos a unique spectacle presented itself before o/or greeted our eyes las cumbres nevadas se nos ofrecían en todo su esplendor the snowy peaks appeared o/or stood before us in all their splendor
  • 3 [formal] (querer, necesitar) (gen neg o interrog)ofrecérsele algo A algn ¿se le ofrece alguna otra cosa? can I offer o/or get you anything else?, would you care for anything else? si no se le ofrece nada más, me retiro a dormir if there's nothing else I can do for you, I'll say goodnight ¿qué se le ofrece a la señora? what would you like o/or what can I get you to drink, madam? [formal]

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