bambolear

bambolear(
bahm
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boh
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leh
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ahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to move to and fro)
a. to sway
Javier bamboleaba ligeramente la cabeza con la música.Javier swayed his head gently to the music.
bambolearse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to oscillate)
a. to sway
Martín se bamboleaba porque se estaba durmiendo.Martin was swaying because he was falling asleep.
b. to wobble
La silla se bamboleaba cuando me paré encima para cambiar la bombilla.The chair wobbled when I stood up on it to change the lightbulb.
c. to swing (hung object)
Entró una ráfaga de viento por la ventana y la araña comenzó a bambolearse.A gust of wind entered through the window and the chandelier began to swing.
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bambolear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to shake
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (árbol, persona)
a. to sway
3. (mesa, silla)
a. to wobble
4. (tren, autobús)
a. to judder
bambolear
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
bambolearse (al andar) to sway; [+péndulo, lámpara] to swing; sway; [+silla, mesa] to wobble; [+tren] to sway;
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