A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (education)
a. to study
Este semestre voy a cursar cuatro asignaturas.I'll be studying four subjects this semester.
b. to take
Cursé Metodología de la Investigación en el primer semestre de la carrera.I took Research Methodology during the first semester of my degree.
c. to do
Michael está cursando Física I otra vez.Michael is doing Physics 1 again.
d. to read (subject at university) (United Kingdom)
¿Qué asignatura cursas?What subject are you reading?
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ángeles cursaba primero en la universidad cuando conoció a Antonio.Angeles was in her first year of college when she met Antonio.
Nuestro hijo solo cursa segundo de primaria.Our son is only in second grade.
2. (to dispatch)
a. to send off
Ya cursé todos los documentos solicitados por el registro civil.I've already sent off all the documents requested by the civil registry.
3. (to provide)
a. to issue
La oficina está cursando la autorización para inaugurar el establecimiento.The office is in the process of issuing the authorization to open the store.
4. (to handle)
a. to deal with
Ya estás en comunicación con el departamento que cursa los documentos relativos a la importación de vinos, ¿verdad?You're already in touch with the department that deals with documents relating to the import of wines, aren't you?
b. to process
Todavía se cursan los documentos; los tendrá usted la semana que viene.The documents are still being processed; you'll have them next week.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (estudiar)
a. to study
cursar estudios de medicinato study medicine
cursaba segundoshe was in her second year
2. (enviar)
a. to send
3. (ordenar)
a. to give, to issue
4. (tramitar)
a. to submit
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transitive verb
1 [+orden, mensaje] to send; dispatch; [+solicitud] to deal with
2 [+asignatura] to study; [+curso] to take; attend
cursar Matemáticas to read Maths
3 [+sitio] to frequent
intransitive verb
el mes que cursa the present month
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