A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to disenchant)
a. to disappoint
Voy a poner todo mi empeño en ganar para no decepcionar ni a mi familia ni a mis amigos.I will do all I can to win, and to not disappoint my family or friends.
b. to let down
El político no cumplió sus promesas y decepcionó a sus seguidores.The politician didn't fulfill his promises and let down his followers.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to become disenchanted)
a. to lose heart
Estaba muy ilusionado buscando un nuevo trabajo, pero me decepcioné cuando nadie me contrató.I was very excited about looking for a new job, but I lost heart when nobody hired me.
b. to be disappointed
Nos decepcionamos con el servicio de este nuevo restaurante. ¡Es muy lento!We were disappointed with the service at this new restaurant. Too slow!
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to disappoint
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transitive verb
to disappoint
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