encenderse
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encenderse(
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sehn
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to ignite)
a. to turn on
Las luces se encienden cuando sienten movimiento en el cuarto. The lights turn on when they sense movement in the room.
b. to light
Se encienden las linternas antes de cada servicio. The lamps are lit before every service.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
2. (to get red)
a. to blush
Mi hermano se encendió cuando ella le dio su número. My brother totally blushed when she gave him her number.
encender
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to activate)
a. to turn on
Lo primero que hace cada mañana es encender la televisión.The first thing he does every morning is turn on the television.
b. to switch on
Creo que es hora de encender el aire acondicionado.I think it's time to switch on the air conditioning.
4. (to illuminate)
a. to light
Ella encendió una vela para que pudiera ver dónde caminaba.She lit a candle so that she could see where she was walking.
b. to ignite
Una vez que enciendas la llama, añade leña para aumentar el fuego.Once you ignite the flame, add kindling to build the fire.
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encender
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (vela, cigarro, chimenea)
a. to light
encender una cerillato light o strike a match
2. (aparato)
a. to switch on
enciende la luz, que no veoswitch the light on, I can't see
3. (entusiasmo, ira)
a. to arouse
4. (pasión, discusión)
a. to inflame
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (fuego, gas)
a. to ignite
6. (luz, estufa)
a. to come on
7. (persona, rostro)
a. to go red, to blush
8. (de ira)
a. to flare up
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encender
transitive verb
1 (prender) [+fuego, cigarrillo] to light; [+cerilla] to strike; [+luz, radio] to turn on; switch on; put on; [+gas] to light; turn on; (Informática) to toggle on; switch on;
2 (avivar) [+pasiones] to inflame; [+entusiasmo] to arouse; [+celos, odio] to awake; [+guerra] to spark off
3 (Caribe) (azotar) to beat; (castigar) to punish
pronominal verb
encenderse
1 (prenderse) to light
¿cuándo se encienden las luces? when is lighting-up time?
2 [+cara, ojos] to light up
3 [+persona] (exaltarse) to get excited; (ruborizarse) to blush; (estallar) to break out
encenderse de ira to flare up with rage; fly into a temper
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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