A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to produce an image)
a. to draw
¡Voy a dibujar un búho!I'm going to draw an owl!
b. to sketch
El testigo dibujó un retrato del ladrón para que la policía pudiera identificarlo.The witness sketched a portrait of the robber so that police could identify him.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
2. (to be outlined)
a. to appear
El perro se dibujó en el pasillo oscuro. The dog appeared in the dark hallway.
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (mostrarse, verse)
a. to be outlined
la montaña se dibujaba en el horizontethe mountain was outlined on the horizon
2. (revelarse)
Fuster se está dibujando como un futuro campeónFuster is beginning to look like a future champion
transitive verb
1 (Arte) to draw; sketch
2 (Técnica) to design
3 (describir) to sketch; describe
pronominal verb
1 (perfilarse) to be outlined;contra against
2 [+emoción] (de forma permanente) to show; (de forma temporal) to appear
el sufrimiento se dibujaba en su cara suffering showed in his face; una sonrisa se dibujó en sus labios a smile appeared on his lips
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