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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (photography)
a. to focus
Enfoca con la cámara la montaña de atrás, no la de adelante.Focus the camera on the far mountain, not the near one.
2. (to shed light upon)
a. to shine on
Me enojo que el proyector estuviera enfocando al cantante durante mi solo de guitarra.I'm upset that the spotlight was shining on the singer during my guitar solo.
3. (to deal with)
a. to look at
Necesitamos enfocar al paro desde otra perspectiva si queremos encontrar una solución.We must look at unemployment from a new perspective if we want to find a solution.
b. to approach
Enfocó el problema con optimismo y confianza.He approached the problem with optimism and confidence.
c. to consider
Enfoquemos la justicia desde el punto de vista de la víctima y no del victimario.Let's consider justice from the point of view of the victim and not the offender.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to address)
a. to focus
Esta nueva ley se enfoca a las mejoras en el sistema de salud.The new law focuses on improvements to the healthcare system.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (imagen, objetivo)
a. to focus
2. (sujeto: luz, foco)
a. to shine on
3. (tema, asunto)
a. to approach, to look at
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
enfocar hacia alguien/algoto focus on somebody/something
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transitive verb
1 (Fotografía) to focus;a, sobre on
2 [+cuestión, problema] to consider; look at
podemos enfocar este problema de tres maneras we can approach this problem in three ways; no me gusta su modo de enfocar la cuestión I don't like his approach to the question
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
enfocarse to focus;a, sobre on;
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