A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make public)
a. to announce
Mi prima anunció su compromiso en la cena navideña.My cousin announced her engagement at Christmas dinner.
2. (to publicize)
a. to advertise
Anunciaron el festival por toda la ciudad.They advertised the festival citywide.
3. (to signal)
a. to herald
La primera flor de lirio anunció el final del invierno.The first lily bloom heralded the end of winter.
b. to forecast
Un cielo así de negro anuncia una tormenta fuerte.A sky that black forecasts a heavy storm.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to publicize)
a. to advertise
Se anunció la gran barata en todos los periódicos de la ciudad.The big sale was advertised in all of the city's newspapers.
5. (to appear)
a. to promise to be
La nueva temporada de mi programa favorito se anuncia sangrienta y llena de intriga.The new season of my favorite show promises to be bloody and full of intrigue.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (notificar)
a. to announce
hoy anuncian los resultadosthe results are announced today
2. (hacer publicidad de)
a. to advertise
3. (presagiar)
a. to herald
esas nubes anuncian tormentaby the look of those clouds, it's going to rain
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (con publicidad)
a. to advertise
5. (presentarse)
las elecciones se anuncian reñidasthe election promises to be a hard-fought one
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transitive verb
1 (hacer público) to announce
han anunciado la devaluación del euro they have announced the devaluation of the euro
anunció su decisión de retirarse del deporte
el ministro anunció su dimisión the minister announced that he was resigning; la princesa anunció que se casaba the princess announced that she was getting married; anunciamos nuestra oposición a las privatizaciones we declared our opposition to privatization
2 (convocar) to call
han anunciado una rueda de prensa para hoy they have called a press conference for today; el gobierno anunciará hoy la convocatoria de elecciones the government will call elections today
3 (Com) to advertise
4 (augurar)
no nos anuncia nada bueno it is not a good sign; it bodes ill for us; este viento anuncia tormenta this wind means there is a storm coming; el pronóstico del tiempo anuncia nevadas they're forecasting snow; the weather forecast says there will be snow
5 (a una visita) to announce
el mayordomo anunció a la Duquesa de Villahermosa the butler announced the Duchess of Villahermosa; ¿a quién debo anunciar? who shall I say it is?; what name should I say?
pronominal verb
1 (Com) to advertise
es muy importante anunciarse en televisión para subir las ventas
2 (augurarse)
el festival se anuncia animado it promises to be o looks like being a lively festival
la cosecha se anuncia buena
¿cómo se anuncia la cosecha este año? how's the harvest looking this year?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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