Translation of aclarar in English:

aclarar

v impers

vt

aclararse v pron

  • 1.1 [pelo] to lighten se aclaraba el pelo she lightened her hair 1.2aclararse la voz to clear one's throat 1.3 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] [persona] explícamelo otra vez, sigo sin aclararme explain it to me again, I still haven't got it straight o/or I still don't understand comparemos las listas, a ver si nos aclaramos let's compare the lists and see if we can sort things out o/or get things straight no me aclaro con esta máquina I can't work out how to use this machine, I can't get the hang of this machine [familiar/colloquial] lleva una borrachera que no se aclara he's so drunk he doesn't know what's going on tengo un sueño que no me aclaro I'm so tired I can't think straight unos días de descanso para aclararme las ideas a few days' rest to get my ideas straight

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