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"Wherefore" is an adverb which is often translated as "por qué", and "wilt" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "marchitarse". Learn more about the difference between "wherefore" and "wilt" below.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
a. por qué
Wherefore dost thou offend me?¿Por qué me ofende?
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to become limp)
a. marchitarse
This past summer was so hot that many of the plants in the yard started to wilt.Este verano pasado fue tan caliente que muchas de las plantas en el patio comenzaron a marchitarse.
We have to water the garden or all the plants will wilt.Tenemos que regar el jardín o todas las plantas se van a marchitar.
2. (to lose strength)
a. debilitarse
Juan seemed to be wilting in his hospital bed from his long illness.Juan parecía debilitarse en su cama de hospital por su larga enfermedad.
3. (to lose vigor)
a. languidecer
The project wilted due to the economic crisis.El proyecto languideció a raíz de la cris económica.
b. desanimarse
Take a break if you need to. There's no point in wilting under all this pressure.Toma una pausa si la necesitas No sirve para nada desanimarte con toda esta presión.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make limp)
a. marchitar
The drought and the hot sun wilted all the flowers outside.La sequía y el sol ardiente marchitaron todas las flores de afuera.
5. (to make weak)
a. debilitar
Wearing a cast for months atrophied my muscles and wilted my arm.Traer yeso durante unos meses atrofió mis músculos y me debilitó el brazo.
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