merecer

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *merēscere, from Latin merēre, present active infinitive of mereō.

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Verb[edit]

merecer (first-person singular present indicative mereço, past participle merecido)

  1. to merit; to deserve
    Eles merecem respeito.They deserve respect.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *merēscere, from Latin merēre, present active infinitive of mereō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /meɾeˈθeɾ/, [me.ɾe.ˈθeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /meɾeˈseɾ/, [me.ɾe.ˈseɾ]

Verb[edit]

merecer (first-person singular present merezco, first-person singular preterite merecí, past participle merecido)

  1. to deserve
    Mereces mucho más que esto.You deserve a lot more than this.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: c becomes a zc before a or o.

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