estremecer
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estremecer(
ehs
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treh
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meh
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sehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make tremble)
a. to shake (a building or object)
El temblor estremeció la región costera.The earthquake shook the coastal region.
La explosión en la central de energía fue tan fuerte que estremeció a varios edificios en el área.The explosion at the power plant was so strong it shook several buildings in the area.
b. to make shudder (a person)
El miedo nos estremecía.The fear made us shudder.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to tremble)
a. to shudder (a person)
El grito hizo estremecer al público.The scream made the audience shudder.
estremecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to tremble)
a. to shake (a building or object)
Las casas se estremecen cada vez que pasa un avión.The houses shake every time a plane flies over.
b. to shudder (a person)
Me estremecí de horror al oír la terrible noticia.I shuddered with horror when I heard the terrible news.
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estremecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to shake
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (de horror, miedo)
a. to tremble o shudder
3. (de frío)
a. to shiver
me estremezco sólo de pensarloI get the shivers just thinking about it
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estremecer
transitive verb
to shake
pronominal verb
estremecerse
1 [+edificio] to shake
2 [+persona] (de miedo) to tremble;ante at;de with; (de horror) to shudder;de with; (de frío, escalofrío) to shiver;de with;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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