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"Emocionar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to move", and "emocionarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to be moved". Learn more about the difference between "emocionar" and "emocionarse" below.
emocionar(
eh
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moh
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syoh
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to touch)
a. to move
Los sentimientos que expresa su música emocionan profundamente al público.The feelings expressed in his music move audiences deeply.
2. (to stimulate)
a. to thrill
La nueva montaña rusa emocionó e hizo gritar a las personas que se subieron.The new roller coaster thrilled the people who rode it and made them scream.
b. to excite
Las películas de miedo tienen el objetivo de emocionar y asustar a la audiencia.Scary movies have the purpose of exciting and scaring audiences.
emocionarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to be touched)
a. to be moved
Ella se emocionó mucho con el final triste del libro y no pudo contener el llanto.She was very moved by the sad ending of the book, and couldn't help crying.
4. (to be stimulated)
a. to get excited
Los niños se emocionaron y gritaron viendo la persecución de coches en la película.The kids got excited and screamed watching the car chase in the movie.
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emocionarse(
eh
-
moh
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syoh
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nahr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to be touched)
a. to be moved
Ella se emocionó mucho con el final triste del libro y no pudo contener el llanto.She was very moved by the sad ending of the book, and couldn't help crying.
2. (to be stimulated)
a. to get excited
Los niños se emocionaron y gritaron viendo la persecución de coches en la película.The kids got excited and screamed watching the car chase in the movie.
emocionar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to touch)
a. to move
Los sentimientos que expresa su música emocionan profundamente al público.The feelings expressed in his music move audiences deeply.
4. (to stimulate)
a. to thrill
La nueva montaña rusa emocionó e hizo gritar a las personas que se subieron.The new roller coaster thrilled the people who rode it and made them scream.
b. to excite
Las películas de miedo tienen el objetivo de emocionar y asustar a la audiencia.Scary movies have the purpose of exciting and scaring audiences.
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