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"Wilted" is a form of "wilt", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "marchitarse". "Blanch" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "palidecer". Learn more about the difference between "wilted" and "blanch" below.
wilt(
wihlt
)
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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blanch
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to turn white)
a. palidecer
The soldier blanched when the sergeant ordered him to execute the hostage.El soldado palideció cuando el sargento le ordenó ejecutar al rehén.
b. ponerse pálido
Everyone blanched when they heard the terrible news.Todos se pusieron pálidos cuando oyeron la terrible noticia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (culinary)
a. escaldar
Blanch the almonds and then chop them finely.Escalda las almendras y después pícalas finamente.
b. blanquear
The vegetables will look better on the platter if we blanch them first.Las verduras se verán mejor en el plato si las blanqueamos antes.
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