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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to the joints)
a. articular
La cirugía de rodilla acabará con tus problemas articulares.The knee surgery will remedy your articular problems.
b. joint (noun)
El médico me recetó pastillas para aliviar el dolor articular.The doctor prescribed me pills to alleviate my joint pain.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to assemble)
a. to articulate
Las piezas que articulan los brazos y las piernas del juguete son de plástico.The pieces that articulate the arms and legs of the toy are made of plastic.
3. (to pronounce)
a. to articulate
Si bien es sordo, Leandro puede articular palabras y hacerse entender.Although he is deaf, Leandro can articulate words and make himself understood.
b. to utter
Estaba nervioso y no pude articular ni una palabra.I was nervous and I couldn't utter a single word.
c. to say
No te entiendo. ¿Puedes articular la palabra de manera más clara?I can't understand you. Can you say the word more clearly?
4. (to organize)
a. to put together
La policía articuló un plan para desbaratar a la banda de narcotraficantes.The police put together a plan to crush the gang of drug dealers.
b. to coordinate
El gobierno y las escuelas articularon una campaña en contra de las drogas.The government and schools coordinated an anti-drug campaign.
5. (to draft)
a. to formulate
Es necesario articular leyes que traten la protección de datos personales compartidos en la red.It's necessary to formulate laws that deal with the protection of personal information shared on the internet.
b. to draw up
El hospital articuló las directrices para la administración de vacunas a los refugiados.The hospital drew up the guidelines for giving vaccines to refugees.
6. (legal)
a. to article
Este texto es demasiado largo. El contrato será más fácil de leer si lo articulamos.This text is too long. The agreement will be easier to read if we article it.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7. (to be joined together)
a. to be articulated
Las costillas se articulan por medio de los cartílagos costales.The ribs are articulated by means of the costal cartilages.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (piezas)
a. to articulate
2. (palabras)
a. to articulate
no pude articular palabraI couldn't utter o say a word
3. (plan, política)
a. to develop, to produce
esta reforma está articulada en torno a tres principiosthis reform is structured around o built on three principles
4. (ley, contrato)
a. to break down into separate articles
transitive verb
1 (Lingüística) to articulate
2 (Mecánica) to articulate; join together
3 (Jur) to article
4 (And) (S. Cone) (regañar) to tell off (familiar); dress down (familiar)
intransitive verb
(S. Cone) (reñir) to quarrel; squabble; (quejarse) to grumble; moan (familiar);
pronominal verb
articularse en torno a o sobre [+trama, programa] to be made up of
la trama se articula sobre cinco historias principales su programa de gobierno se articula en torno a cuatro grandes tareas la trama se articula sobre al menos cinco historias principales superpuestas Con el mismo objetivo, dicho aumento se articula mediante los gastos de representación y no del sueldo, que no se toca
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