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errar

errar

Portuguese

Verb

errar (first-person singular present indicative erro, past participle errado)

  1. (intransitive) to err (to make a mistake)
    Errei quando mudei de emprego.
    I made a mistake when I change my job.
    Errei no cálculo.
    I erred in the calculation.
  2. (transitive) to miss (to fail to hit)
    A bala errou o alvo.
    The bullet missed the target.
  3. (transitive) to do something incorrectly
    Se errares o passo, cairá.
    If you miss your step you will fall.
  4. (intransitive) to roam (to wander or travel freely and with no specific destination)

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Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [e̞ˈra̠ɾ]
  • Homophones: herrar

Etymology

Latin errāre, present active infinitive of errō. Related to English and Spanish error.

Verb

errar (first-person singular present yerro, first-person singular preterite erré, past participle errado)

  1. to miss
  2. to be wrong
  3. to wander around

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  • Rule: e becomes ye in stressed syllables, except in Latin America, where it is conjugated normally.

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