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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to become gentler)
a. to mellow
Tenía un carácter muy difícil, pero se le endulzó con la edad.He was a very difficult person, but he mellowed with age.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to make sweet)
a. to sweeten
Utilizo miel en lugar de azúcar para endulzar el café.I use honey instead of sugar to sweeten my coffee.
3. (to make gentler)
a. to soften
Cuando vio que estaba llorando, trató de endulzar la voz.When she realized he was crying, she tried to soften her voice.
4. (to make more acceptable)
a. to make better
Conoces a alguien, te enamoras. Son cosas así las que te endulzan un poco la vida.You meet someone, fall in love with them. It's things like these that make your life a bit better.
b. to sugar-coat
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Mi mamá siempre endulza las malas noticias.My mom always sugar-coats bad news.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (con azúcar)
a. to sweeten
2. (con dulzura)
a. to ease, to make more bearable
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transitive verb
to sweeten
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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