A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make even)
a. to level
El repostero aplanó la superficie de la torta con una espátula.The pastry chef leveled the cake's surface with a spatula.
b. to grade
Hay que aplanar el terreno para facilitar el acceso de la maquinaria pesada.The worksite needs to be graded to allow the access of heavy equipment.
c. to flatten
Antes de plantar las semillas, tenemos que aplanar la tierra.Before planting the seeds, we have to flatten the soil.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to become downhearted)
a. to get discouraged
Empecé a trabajar con muchas ganas, pero a medida que pasaban las horas me fui aplanando.I started working with a lot of enthusiasm, but as the hours went by I got discouraged.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(to sit down)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. to plop down
Esta noche me voy a aplanar en el sofá a disfrutar de mi peli favorita.Tonight I'm going to plop down in the couch and enjoy my favorite film.
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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 level
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transitive verb
1 (nivelar) to level; make even
aplanar calles (Latinoamérica) to loaf about
2 (And) [+ropa] to iron; press
3 (asombrar) to bowl over
pronominal verb
1 (Archit) to collapse; cave in
2 (desanimarse) to get discouraged; (aletargarse) to become lethargic; sink into lethargy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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