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"Exponer" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to expose", and "expositivo" is an adjective which is often translated as "expository". Learn more about the difference between "exponer" and "expositivo" below.
exponer(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to uncover)
a. to expose
Cada vez que sales al sol, expones tu piel a los rayos ultravioletas del sol.Every time you go out in the sun, you expose your skin to the sun's UV rays.
2. (to put on display)
a. to exhibit
La empresa expondrá su nuevo modelo en la convención de Miami.The company will exhibit its new model at the Miami convention.
b. to show
Vamos a exponer el arte que hicieron los niños en la feria del municipio.We are going to show the art the children made at the municipal fair.
c. to display
Nuestros vendedores exponen productos en varios supermercados.Our sales people display products in several supermarkets.
3. (to set forth)
a. to explain
Nuestro siguiente invitado expondrá la importancia del uso correcto del catéter.Our next guest will explain the importance of proper catheter use.
b. to expound
El fraile ha venido a exponer los secretos del tercer capítulo de este libro.The friar has come to expound the secrets of the third chapter of this book.
c. to set out
Después de leer las 2,000 páginas del contrato, les expondré los puntos más salientes.After reading the 2,000 pages of the contract, I will set out the salient points for you.
d. to state
Dr. Wilson expuso su interpretación de la teoría de la entropía mecánica.Dr. Wilson stated his interpretation of the theory of mechanical entropy.
e. to present
Guillermo, por favor expone la derivación del teorema.Guillermo, please present the derivation of the theorum.
4. (to endanger)
a. to risk
No dejaré que expongas la vida de nuestro hijo.I won't allow you to risk our son's life.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to put on display)
a. to show
El pintor va a exponer en el Museo del Prado el mes entrante.The painter will show at the Prado next month.
exponerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to lay oneself open)
a. to expose oneself
Se expusieron al ataque de animales salvajes en su viaje por la selva.They exposed themselves to attack by wild animals on their journey through the jungle.
7. (to put oneself at risk)
a. to risk
Si viajas en moto sin casco, te expones a una herida de cráneo.If you ride a motorcycle without a helmet, you risk a head injury.
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expositivo(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. expository
Los textos expositivos no deben ser subjetivos.Expository texts should not be subjective.
b. explanatory
La tarea consistía en montar una exposición acompañada de catálogo y discurso expositivo.The task consisted in setting up an exhibition with a catalog and explanatory discourse.
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