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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to come close)
a. to approach
Los lobos comenzaban a aullar cuando se avecinaba la medianoche.The wolves began to howl when midnight approached.
b. to come near
Un huracán se avecinaba a la ciudad costera, y la población fue evacuada.A hurricane was coming near the coastal city and the population was evacuated.
c. to draw near
Se avecina el invierno. Tenemos que hacer acopio de suministros.Winter is drawing near. We need to lay in supplies.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to draw closer)
a. to bring closer together
El acuerdo comercial entre China y Colombia servirá para avecinar los dos continentes.The trade agreement between China and Colombia will help bring the two continents closer together.
3. (to be a sign of)
a. to herald
Los grandes avances de la robótica parecen avecinar un cambio profundo en nuestro modo de vida.The great advances of robotics seem to herald a deep change in our way of life.
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (general)
a. to be on the way
¡la que se nos avecina!are we in for it!
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pronominal verb
to approach; come near
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