This post showcases/ highlights a typical use of the verb dar*.
Imagine you are with a relative, a friend or a work colleague. You are running short of time to complete some activity. At some point, the other person says: "are you going to hurry up?"
In Spanish, he/she could choose to be less formal and say:
¿Vas a darte prisa?
Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be more formal and say:
¿Va usted a darse prisa?
Answering this question should be straightforward. A yes/ no answer may just be sufficient. However, you could use the expression darse prisa to make your answer more informative.
Here are some examples of how you could use that expression:
- Sí, voy a darme prisa (yes, I am going to hurry up);
- Sí, me va hacer falta darme prisa (ye, I will need to hurry up);
- No, no hace falta darme pisa (no, I don't need to hurry up);
- No, no voy a darme prisa (no, I am not going to hurry up);
- Vale, démonos prisa (OK, let's hurry up);
Now you should practise answering the question:
¿Vas a darte prisa?
*See uses of verb dar below
*Verb Dar - Typical Uses/ Expressions
Dar alcance a To catch up with someone/ something Dar apuro To cause embarrassment/ to make one feel embarrassed Dar asco To cause nausea/ to make one feel nauseated Dar calabazas To reject/ to give the brush off Dar caña To hurry/ to harry/ to speed up Dar celos To cause jealousy/ to make one feel jealous Dar clase de To teach a subject Dar corte To cause embarrassment/ to make one feel embarrassed Dar cosa To cause fear/ unease/ discomfort Dar de alta To discharge/ To give the all clear (medical) Dar de baja To give leave (medical) Dar de sí To be elastic/ stretchable Dar envidia To cause envy/ make one feel envy Dar ganas de To feel like doing something Dar lástima To be in a sorry state/ to move someone to feel pity Dar miedo To cause fear/ to make one feel frightened Dar pena To cause pity/ sadness Dar rabia To anger/ to make one mad Dar vergüenza To cause embarrassment/ to make one feel embarrassed Darse cita To meet/ to come together Darse prisa To hurry up No dar abasto To be overloaded/ To be unable to cope
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