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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to acquire as a rental)
a. to rent
El apartamento que quiero alquilar queda en el tercer piso de este edificio.The apartment I want to rent is on the third floor of this building.
Vamos a alquilar un apartamento hasta que podamos permitirnos comprar una casa.We are going to rent an apartment until we can afford to buy a house.
2. (to lease to someone)
a. to rent out
Ella es la dueña de cinco propiedades y alquila cuatro de ellas.She is the owner of five properties and rents out four of them.
3. (to employ temporarily)
a. to hire
Alquilé un taxi para llevarme al aeropuerto.I hired a taxi to take me to the airport.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to live in a rental)
a. to rent
¿Piensan comprar su propio apartamento o prefieren alquilar?Are you thinking of buying your own apartment or do you prefer to rent?
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (dejar en alquiler; vivienda, oficina, aparato)
a. to rent (out)
2. (vehículo, traje)
a. to hire out
le alquilamos nuestra casawe rented our house (out) to him
se alquilato let
3. (tomar en alquiler; casa, oficina, aparato)
a. to rent
4. (vehículo, traje)
a. to hire
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transitive verb
1 [+propietario] [+inmueble] to let; rent; rent out; [+coche, autocar] to hire; hire out; (TV) to rent; rent out
"se alquila" "to let"; "for rent"; (EEUU) aquí no se alquila casa alguna there is no house to let here
2 [+usuario] [+inmueble] to rent; [+coche, autocar] to hire; (TV) to rent
turba alquilada rent-a-mob (familiar); "por alquilar" "to let"; "for rent"; (EEUU)
pronominal verb
1 [+persona] (como asalariado) to hire o.s. out; (Caribe) (como sirviente) to go into service
2 [+taxi] to be for hire
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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