A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to be in a state of expectation)
a. to wait for
Llevamos media hora aguardando tu llegada.We've been waiting for your arrival for half an hour.
b. to await
La sala estaba llena de estudiantes que aguardaban las notas finales.The room was full of students awaiting their final exam results.
c. to expect
No puedo salir porque estoy aguardando unos familiares.I can't go out because I'm expecting some family members.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to await)
a. to wait
Aguarda un minuto. - No puedo; ya se me hizo tarde.Wait a minute. - I can't; I'm already running behind.
3. (to lie ahead)
a. to be in store
El trabajo que nos aguarda será difícil, pero podemos hacerlo.The work that's in store for us will be difficult, but we can do it.
b. to lie in store
No sabía qué le aguardaba.He didn't know what lay in store for him.
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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 wait for, to await
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transitive verb
(esperar) to wait for; await; (con ansias) to expect
no sabemos el futuro que nos aguarda we don't know what's in store for us
intransitive verb
(esperar) to wait
aguarde usted I'm coming to that; ¡aguarda te digo! hold your horses! (familiar)
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