- 1 1.1 [árboles/cebollas] to plant; [semillas] to sow 1.2 [postes] to put in; [tienda] to pitch, put up
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] 2.1 (abandonar) [novio] to ditch [colloquial/familiar], to dump [colloquial/familiar]; [estudios] to give up, to quit (AmE) to chuck in (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] planté la carrera en segundo curso I quit o dropped out of college in the second year [colloquial/familiar] a la una lo planta todo y se larga at one o'clock he drops everything and leaves 2.2 (no acudir a una cita) su novio la plantó el día de la boda her fiancé stood her up o jilted her on their wedding day los invité a cenar a mi casa y me plantaron I invited them to dinner but they didn't turn o show up
- 3 [familiar/colloquial] 3.1 (poner) lo planté en la calle I threw o [colloquial/familiar] chucked him out fue y plantó su silla delante del televisor she went and plonked o stuck her chair right in front of the television [colloquial/familiar] plantó su maleta en mi habitación she dumped her suitcase in my room 3.2 [beso] to plant le plantó una bofetada she slapped his face
plantarse v pron
- 1 [familiar/colloquial] (quedarse, pararse) to plant oneself [colloquial/familiar] se plantó delante de la puerta he planted himself in front of the door [colloquial/familiar] el caballo se plantó delante del obstáculo the horse stopped dead in front of the fence se plantó en su actitud he dug his heels in [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] (llegar, presentarse) me planto ahí en media hora I'll be there in half an hour se plantó aquí con tres amigas she turned o showed up here with three friends
- 3 3.1 [Jueg] (en cartas) to stick; (en una apuesta) to stick 3.2 (Andes) [familiar/colloquial], (en un vicio) to give up [colloquial/familiar], to give up smoking ( o drinking etc)
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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