arrancar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese arrancar, of uncertain origin. Probably from Latin eruncāre, present active infinitive of eruncō (I weed out).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

arrancar (first-person singular present indicative arranco, past participle arrancado)

  1. to pull, pluck, rip
  2. to yank, jerk
  3. to pull down, tear down

Conjugation[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Probably related to rancar, from Latin eruncāre, present active infinitive of eruncō (I weed out).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.ranˈkaɾ/, [a.raŋˈkaɾ]

Verb[edit]

arrancar (first-person singular present arranco, first-person singular preterite arranqué, past participle arrancado)

  1. to pull out
  2. to rip, to tear
  3. to start (a machine)
  4. (reflexive) to run away
  5. to unsheathe (a sword, dagger, etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: c becomes a qu before every e.

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