A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to soak in marinade)
a. to marinate
Pepe, corta las cebollas mientras yo adobo la carne, por favor.Pepe, chop the onions while I marinate the meat, please.
Para que el pollo quede jugoso, tienes que adobarlo por una hora.You have to marinate the chicken for one hour so that it comes out juicy.
b. to marinade
Cuanto más adobes la carne, más intenso será el sabor.The longer you marinade the meat the more intense the flavor will be.
2. (to prepare)
a. to pickle (for conservation)
El vinagre es el ingrediente principal para adobar vegetales para que duren por mucho tiempo.Vinegar is the key ingredient for pickling vegetables so that they last a long time.
b. to dress
El carnicero adobó el pollo para que estuviera listo para cocinar al llegar a casa.The butcher dressed the chicken so that it was ready to be cooked when I got home.
3. (to change into leather)
a. to tan
Una de las funciones de un peletero es adobar las pieles de los animales.One of the roles of a furrier is to tan animal fur.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to marinate
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transitive verb
(preparar) to prepare; dress; (cocinar) to cook; [+carne] to season; pickle; [+pieles] to tan; [+narración] to twist;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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