tropezar

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *interpediāre

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /tɾopeˈθaɾ/, [t̪ɾopeˈθaɾ]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /tɾopeˈsaɾ/, [t̪ɾopeˈsaɾ]

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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