Traer Expressions

Bringing Spanish expressions

Traer, literally "to bring," has many different meanings and is used in a number of common expressions.

traer   to bring
  to fetch
  to carry
  to take
  to wear
  to cause
  to involve
    
traer a mal a uno   to abuse, mistreat someone
traer + adjective
Esto me trae inquieto.
Esto me trae loco.
  to make, keep + adj
This makes me nervous.
It drives me crazy.
traer de cabeza a uno   to upset, bother someone
traer frito a uno   to get one down
traer y llevar a uno   to gossip about someone
    
¡Trae! ¡Traiga!   Give it here, hand it over!
    
traerse algo   to be planning something (bad)
traerse algún manejo sucio   to be up to something shady
traerse bien   to dress well, to behave
traerse mal   to dress poorly, to misbehave
traérselas
Un problema que se las trae
  to be annoying, difficult
A difficult problem
    
un traje   suit
un traje de baño   bathing suit

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