A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (culinary)
a. to age
Nosotros añejamos nuestro queso manchego por 18 meses antes de mandarlo a nuestros distribuidores.We age our Manchego cheese for 18 months before sending it to our distributors.
b. to mature
Para cumplir con las regulaciones regionales existentes, debemos añejar nuestro whisky en barriles de roble por al menos tres años.In order to comply with existing regional regulations, we must mature our whisky in oak barrels for at least three years.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (culinary)
a. to age
Este vino ha mejorado mucho al añejarse.This wine has improved a lot as it's aged.
b. to mature
Cuando se añeja, el queso adquiere un sabor más fuerte.Cheese acquires a stronger taste when it matures.
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transitive verb
to age
pronominal verb
añejarse [+vino] to mature; age; (ranciarse) to get stale; go musty;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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