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"Ducharse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to take a shower", and "secarse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to dry". Learn more about the difference between "ducharse" and "secarse" below.
ducharse(
doo
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chahr
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seh
)
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to shower oneself)
a. to take a shower
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Yo me ducho todas las mañanas.I take a shower every morning.
b. to have a shower (United Kingdom)
Me voy a duchar después de regresar del gimnasio.I'll have a shower when I get back from the gym.
duchar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to bathe)
a. to give someone a shower
Es hora de duchar a los niños.It's time to give the kids a shower.
3. (to wet thoroughly)
a. to drench
Ese idiota me duchó con su cerveza.That idiot drenched me with his beer.
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secarse(
seh
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kahr
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seh
)
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to remove moisture)
a. to dry
Sécate el pelo con una toalla.Dry your hair with a towel.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to be evaporated)
a. to dry up
Se secó la tinta de mi bolígrafo.The ink in my pen has dried up.
3. (to scar over)
a. to heal over
Los puntos se secaron bien.The stitches healed over nicely.
secar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to remove moisture)
a. to dry
El sol secará nuestra ropa mojada.The sun will dry our wet clothes.
5. (to make dry)
a. to mop up
Ayúdame a secar el agua derramada.Help me mop up the spilled water.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to remove moisture)
a. to dry
Ve a mirar si la ropa ya ha secado.Check to see if the clothes have dried yet.
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