A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to wash with water)
a. to rinse
Emilia enjuagó la taza de té y salió apurada al trabajo.Emilia rinsed the tea cup and hurried to work.
Enjuaga los vegetales antes de meterlos en el refrigerador.Rinse the vegetables before putting them in the fridge.
b. to rinse out
Enjuagué mi pañuelo en el lavabo.I rinsed out my handkerchief in the sink.
c. to rinse off
Pedro enjuagó la bicicleta con una manguera.Pedro rinsed off the bicycle with a hose.
d. to swill out (United Kingdom)
Victoria enjuagó el trapo de piso y lo colgó para que se seque.Victoria swilled out the floor cloth and hung it out to dry.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
2. (to wash)
a. to rinse
Siempre me enjuago la boca con enjuague bucal después de cepillarme los dientes.I always rinse my mouth with mouthwash after brushing my teeth.
b. to rinse oneself off
Métete en la ducha y enjuágate.Get in the shower and rinse yourself off.
c. to rinse off
Necesito enjuagarme después de sudar tanto.I need to rinse off after sweating so much.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to rinse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to rinse oneself/one's mouth/one's hands etc
enjuagarse el peloto rinse one's hair
transitive verb
[+ropa] to rinse; rinse out; [+boca] to wash out;
pronominal verb
enjuagarse to rinse
enjuágate la boca rinse your mouth
No salgas de la ducha sin enjuagarte bien el pelo.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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