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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *interpediō

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

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 notesEdit

Constructed as tropezar(se) con algo/alguien.

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: e becomes a ie in stressed syllables; z changes to c before e.

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