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A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (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.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to bathe)
a. to give someone a shower
Es hora de duchar a los niños.It's time to give the kids a shower.
3. (to wet thoroughly)
a. to drench
Ese idiota me duchó con su cerveza.That idiot drenched me with his beer.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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.).
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)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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