tropezar

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *interpediare

Verb[edit]

tropezar (first-person singular present tropiezo, first-person singular preterite tropecé, past participle tropezado)

  1. (intransitive) to trip, stumble, bump into
    tropezar con dificultades - to run into difficulties
  2. (intransitive) to get tripped up
  3. (reflexive) to meet (someone) by chance

Usage notes[edit]

Constructed as tropezar(se) con algo/alguien.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: e becomes a ie in stressed syllables; z changes to c before e.


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