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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to bounce around)
a. to jump
La cangura brincó de un lado del césped al otro.The kangaroo jumped from one side of the lawn to the other.
El conejo brincó de miedo y se echó a correr cuando vio el zorro.The rabbit jumped and ran off when it saw the fox.
b. to skip
Los niños brincaban y jugaban.The children skipped and played.
c. to jump up and down
La niña brincó de felicidad al ver su nuevo cachorro.The little girl jumped up and down with joy when she saw her new puppy.
d. to gambol
Los bebés están brincando por el jardín divirtiéndose mucho.The toddlers are gamboling about the yard having a grand old time.
2. (to jump on one leg)
a. to hop
Tiene que brincar porque se rompió una pierna.He has to hop because he broke one of his legs.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to jump)
a. to skip
Brincar la cuerda no es solo para niños; es un ejercicio excelente.Skipping rope is not just for children; it's great exercise.
4. (to omit)
a. to skip
Oye, ¿por qué brincaste lo mejor del cuento?Hey, why did you skip the best part of the story?
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (saltar)
a. to skip (about)
brincar de alegríato jump for joy
2. (fig)
Regionalism used in Spain
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
está que brincahe's hopping mad
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transitive verb
[+pasaje] (en lectura) to skip; miss out;
intransitive verb
1 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (saltar) [+niño] to jump (up and down); (con un solo pie) to hop; [+cordero] to skip about; gambol
está que brinca he's hopping mad
brincar de cólera to fly into a rage
2 (rebotar) to bounce
pronominal verb
brincarse a algn (And) to bump sb off (muy_familiar)
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brincar por encima de
to jump over
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