Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday June 18, 2011
referirse, reflexive verb:
to refer; to mean
You’ll need to remember that referirse to refer is reflexive.
Me refiero a lo de anoche.
I’m referring to what happened last night.
Se refirió a la necesidad de poner el plan en marcha.
He referred to OR spoke of the need to put the plan into action.
It often translates as to mean, especially in direct and indirect questions:
¿Te refieres a mí?
Do you mean me?
No sé a qué te refieres.
I don’t know what you mean.
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