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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to express)
a. expresar
Peter clearly and respectfully articulated his feelings.Peter expresó sus sentimientos de forma clara y respetuosa.
b. articular
Their discourse is articulated around a new concept of freedom.Su discurso se articula en torno a un nuevo concepto de libertad.
2. (to pronounce)
a. articular
My little girl articulates her words so clearly that I can barely believe she's only three.Mi hijita articula las palabras con tanta claridad que me cuesta creer que tenga solo tres años.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to express oneself)
a. expresarse
I'm sorry. After working for 18 hours, I'm too tired to articulate clearly.Lo siento. Después de trabajar 18 horas, estoy demasiado cansado para expresarme con claridad.
4. (to join)
a. articularse
The patella articulates with the femur and the tibia.La rótula se articula con el fémur y con la tibia.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (intelligible)
a. articulado
Nick's speech was well reasoned and articulate.El discurso de Nick estaba bien fundamentado y articulado.
b. elocuente
I was impressed by the articulate young woman who spoke at the convention.La elocuente joven que habló en la convención me dejó impresionado.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He is articulate but banal.Tiene facilidad para expresarse, pero lo que dice es banal.
The new prime minister is very articulate compared to the previous one.El nuevo primer ministro se expresa muy bien en comparación con el anterior.
6. (anatomy)
a. articulado
Mastodons had an articulate skeleton.Los mastodontes tenían un esqueleto articulado.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (word)
a. articular
2. (idea, feeling)
a. formular, expresar
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1 [+speech, account] articulado; [+person] elocuente; que se expresa bien
he's an articulate young man
she's very or highly articulate se expresa muy bien; he's not very articulate le cuesta expresarse
2 (Anat) articulado
transitive verb
1 (express) [+thoughts, feelings] expresar
2 (pronounce) [+word, sentence] articular
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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