expandir
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expandir(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make larger)
a. to expand
La mezcla de calor y levadura expande la masa en el horno.The combination of heat and yeast expands the dough in the oven.
2. (to increase)
a. to expand
El gobierno puso todos los medios a su alcance para expandir el mercado interno.The government used all the means available to expand the domestic market.
b. to enlarge
Estoy pensando en expandir el negocio para que todos mis hijos puedan vivir de él.I'm planning to enlarge my business so that all my children can make a living out of it.
3. (to disseminate)
a. to spread
El objetivo de mi academia es expandir la cultura y la lengua inglesas en España.The aim of my school is to spread English culture and language in Spain.
expandirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to become larger)
a. to expand
El mercurio se expande con el calor y es por eso por lo que se utiliza en los termómetros.Mercury expands with heat which is why it is used in thermometers.
5. (to increase)
a. to expand
El mercado chino se está expandiendo y cada vez es mayor el número de empresas chinas en este país.The Chinese market is expanding and we see more and more Chinese companies in this country.
6. (to be disseminated)
a. to spread
En la actualidad, millones de personas estudian español, por lo que el idioma se está expandiendo.Millions of people study Spanish now which is why the language is spreading.
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expandir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to expand
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to expand
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expandir
transitive verb
1 (extender) (gen) to expand; (Anatomía) to expand; (Com) to expand; enlarge;
2 [+noticia] to spread
expandir el mercado de un producto to expand the market for a product; expandir la afición a la lectura to spread a love of reading
3 (Tipografía) (Informática)
en caracteres expandidos double width
pronominal verb
expandirse
1 [+gas, metal] to expand
2 (extenderse) [+empresa] to expand; [+idioma, cultura, noticia] to spread
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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