A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to show gratitude)
a. to thank
Solo quería agradecerte todo lo que has hecho por nosotros.I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done for us.
Hay que mandarle una tarjeta a tu abuela para agradecerle el regalo que nos mandó.We need to send your grandmother a card to thank her for the present she sent us.
2. (to feel gratitude)
a. to be grateful
Agradecemos que nos hayan dado esta tremenda oportunidad.We're grateful to be given this tremendous opportunity.
b. to appreciate
Le agradezco mucho la invaluable ayuda que me ha prestado.I really appreciate your invaluable help.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to be pleasant)
a. to be welcome
El sol siempre se agradece tras muchos días de lluvia.The sun is always welcome after many days of rain.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sujeto persona)
agradecer algo a alguiento thank somebody for something
quisiera agradecerles su presencia aquíI would like to thank you for coming o being here
te lo agradezco muchoI'm very grateful to you
le agradezco su interésthank you for your interest
2. (sujeto: cosa)
esa pared agradecería una mano de pinturathat wall could do with a lick of paint
transitive verb
(dar las gracias a) to thank; (sentirse agradecido) to be grateful for
(te) agradezco tu ayuda thanks for your help; se lo agradezco thank you; I am much obliged to you (formal); un favor que él no agradecería nunca lo bastante a favour o favor he can never thank you enough for; (EEUU) le agradecería me enviara I would be grateful if you would send me; eso no lo tiene que agradecer a nadie he has nobody to thank for that; he owes nobody thanks for that
pronominal verb
¡se agradece! much obliged!; thanks very much!; una copita de jerez siempre se agradece a glass of sherry is always welcome
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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