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Larga and lets out

We learned that larga means long, but in the vocabulary section it means "lets out." What does lets out mean? Is it like He lets the dogs out? Or she lets out her skirt? Or?

3 years ago

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I've found the flashcards frustrating because of a number of things like that. It would help if they were labeled by what part of speech the word is before you flip. Because that would clear up some ambiguity. But quite often an obscure or maybe even wrong meaning of the word is what they show when a more common one is what comes to mind. I just give myself credit for those, but it's frustrating. I kind of quit doing the flashcards because of that problem.

3 years ago

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Doesn't seem to match either:

From Wordreference:

largar vtr - (mar.: desplegar, soltar) (nautical) - let out vtr phrasal sep

3 years ago

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I remembered the use of this verb in the phrase: "Largate de aqui." Meaning "Get out of here". But it also means long, "La noche larga".

3 years ago