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vestir

Translation of vestir in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 1 [persona] to dress, get dressed está a medio vestir she's still getting dressed tuvo que salir con el bebé a medio vestir he had to go out with the baby only half-dressed viste muy bien/mal she dresses very well/badly vestir de algo to wear sth vestía de uniforme he was wearing uniform, he was in uniform siempre viste de azul she always wears blue el mismo que viste y calza [familiar/colloquial], ¿ése que viene por allí no es tu jefe? — el mismo que viste y calza isn't that your boss over there? — the very same o/or [familiar/colloquial] it sure is!
  • 2 2.1 (ser elegante) no sabe vestir he has no dress sense el negro viste mucho black looks very smart que te vean en ese restaurante viste mucho that restaurant is the place to be seen tener un coche deportivo viste mucho having a sports car really gets you noticed 2.2de vestir [traje/pantalón/zapatos] smart quería algo más de vestir I wanted something smarter o/or [familiar/colloquial] dressier

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (vestirse)

(reflexivo/reflexive)
  • 2 [literario/literary] [campo/árboles] los campos se visten de flores en primavera in spring the fields are covered in flowers la ciudad se vistió de gala con motivo de la visita the city was all decked out for the visit
  • 3 (comprarse la ropa) to buy one's clothes se visten en Galerías Valencia they buy their clothes at Galerías Valencia se viste en de la Cruz she wears (clothes by) de la Cruz

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