An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to come to be)
a. to become
Mi sueño sería devenir actor de Hollywood.My dream would be to become a Hollywood actor.
b. to turn into
La ansiedad puede devenir en pánico si no se trata a tiempo.Anxiety can turn into panic if you don't treat it on time.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (change)
a. transformation
El devenir de los acontecimientos ha provocado un cambio de planes.The transformation of events has caused a change of plans.
b. evolution
Los jóvenes no entienden que son ellos los responsables del devenir de su vida.Young people don't understand that they are responsible for the evolution of their lives.
c. development
La niñez es el periodo más importante del devenir mental de una persona.Childhood is the primary period of a person's mental development.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. transformation
la vida es un continuo devenirlife is a continual process of change
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (convertirse)
a. to become, to turn into
intransitive verb
devenir en algo to become sth; turn into sth
1 (movimiento progresivo) process of development
una nación en perpetuo devenir a nation which is changing all the time; a nation in a constant process of development
2 (transformación) transformation
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