A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to modernize)
a. to get up to date
Nunca he utilizado una pantalla táctil. Tengo que actualizarme con la nueva tecnología.I've never used a touchscreen. I need to get up to date with new technology.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to make up to date)
a. to update
Al actualizar tu currículum vítae procura que destaque la experiencia que piden.When updating your resume try to make your relevant experience stand out.
b. to bring up to date
Tenemos que actualizar la base de datos de nuestros clientes.We need to bring our customers' database up to date.
c. to refresh (screen)
Podrás ver los cambios que hicieron si actualizas la pantalla.You will be able to see the changes they made if you refresh your screen.
3. (to modernize)
a. to upgrade (software)
Es recomendable actualizar la tarjeta gráfica para disfrutar de este juego.We recommend upgrading your graphics card to enjoy this game.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
impersonal verb
4. (to become up to date)
a. to be updated
Esta información se actualiza cada cinco minutos.This information is updated every five minutes.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (información, datos)
a. to update
2. (tecnología, industria)
a. to modernize
3. (computers)
a. to upgrade
transitive verb
(poner al día) to bring up to date; update; (Informática) to update; (Contabilidad) to discount;
pronominal verb
1 [+persona] to keep up-to-date
Cualquier profesional que se precie tiene que actualizarse constantemente.
2 [+datos, valores] to be updated
El valor del peaje se actualizará anualmente.
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