A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to bathe)
a. to give someone a shower
Es hora de duchar a los niños.It's time to give the kids a shower.
2. (to wet thoroughly)
a. to drench
Ese idiota me duchó con su cerveza.That idiot drenched me with his beer.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
3. (to shower oneself)
a. to take a shower
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Yo me ducho todas las mañanas.I take a shower every morning.
b. to have a shower (United Kingdom)
Me voy a duchar después de regresar del gimnasio.I'll have a shower when I get back from the gym.
c. to shower
Se nos estropeó la caldera, así que tenemos que ducharnos con agua fría.Our boiler broke down, so we have to shower withcold water.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (dar una ducha)
a. to shower
2. (colloquial)
a. to soak
¡me has duchado entero con tu gaseosa!you've soaked me with your lemonade!
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to have a shower
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transitive verb
to give a shower to; (Med) to douche
me has duchado con la manguera you've drenched me with the hose
pronominal verb
ducharse to have a shower; take a shower; especialmente (EEUU)
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