A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to inform)
a. to let know
Mi fiesta de cumpleaños es el sábado que viene. ¡Avísame si vas a venir!My birthday party is next Saturday. Let me know if you're coming!
b. to tell
Asegúrate de avisar al médico acerca de los medicamentos que tomas.Be sure to tell the doctor about the medications you're taking.
c. to notify
Hay que avisar al gobierno local antes de abrir un negocio.You must notify the local government before opening a business.
2. (to alert)
a. to warn
La sirena sonó para avisarles a todos que venía un tornado.The siren sounded to warn everyone that a tornado was coming.
3. (to notify by telephone)
a. to call
Hay que avisar a la escuela de que van a llegar tarde.We need to call the school to let them know they'll be late.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (informar)
avisar a alguien de algoto let somebody know something, to tell somebody something
llamó para avisar que llegaría tardeshe called to say she would be late
2. (advertir)
a. to warn
yo ya te había avisadoI did warn you
estás avisadoyou've been warned
3. (llamar)
a. to call, to send for
hay que avisar al electricistawe'll have to call the electrician
corre, avisa a la policíago and get the police
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
entró sin avisarhe came in without knocking
avisa cuando acabeslet me/us/etc know when you've finished
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
transitive verb
1 (informar) to tell; notify (formal)
¿por qué no me avisaste? why didn't you tell me?; avísale cuando acabes tell him o let him know when you finish
en cuanto ella llegue me avisas
la policía ya ha avisado a los familiares the police have now told o (formal) notified o (formal) informed the family
nos avisaron (de) que el cheque había sido ingresado nos han avisado que harán la inspección mañana no le avisaron de la muerte de su hermano
me avisó (de) que no comería en casa she told me she wouldn't be eating at home; nos avisó (de) que se casaba he told us he was getting married
nos han avisado (de) que ya está arreglada la tele no me avisó (de) que venía no le avisaron (de) que su padre había muerto avisaron a la policía de la existencia de una bomba el capitán avisó del desastre a la torre de control no nos avisaron de la inspección con antelación
lo hizo sin avisar he did it without telling anyone; se presentó en casa sin avisar he turned up at home without telling anyone o without warning; me avisaron con una semana de antelación they gave me a week's notice
no le avisaron de su cese de antemano
2 (llamar) to call
avisar un taxi to call a taxi; avisar al médico to call the doctor; send for the doctor
avisamos grúa (España) cars parked here will be towed away
3 (advertir) to warn
te aviso (de) que te denunciaré si no pagas I warn you I shall report you if you don't pay
nos avisó de que el enemigo estaba en la zona
un dispositivo que avisa (de) que la línea está interceptada a device that warns you that the line is bugged
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Word Forms
Loading word forms
Machine Translators
Translate avisar using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
SpanishDict Premium
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Cheat sheets
No ads
Learn offline on iOS
Fun phrasebooks
Learn Spanish faster
Support SpanishDict
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.