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dar pena vtr + nf (inspirar lástima)feel pity, feel sad, feel sorry v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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Compound Forms:
dar mucha pena loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (afligir hondamente)to be sorry v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  I'm sorry for being the reason why you're upset.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
dar mucha pena loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). MX, AmC (sentir gran timidez)feel embarrassed, feel ashamed exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
dar pena algo a alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (causar tristeza)make [sb] feel sad, make [sb] feel sorry vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
dar pena algo a alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). MX, AmC (sentir vergüenza)make [sb] feel shy, make [sb] feel embarrassed vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
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