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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to rent a boat or plane)
a. to charter
Mi empresa fletará un barco para llevar los coches de lujos al continente.My company will charter a ship to take the luxury cars to the mainland.
2. (to lease)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to rent
Necesitaremos fletar un carro la semana que viene.We will need to rent a car next week.
b. to hire
Los novios fletaron un autobús para llevar a los invitados al lugar de la celebración.The bride and the groom hired a bus to take the guests to the reception.
3. (to load with goods)
a. to load
Cien voluntarios están ayudando a fletar los víveres en el buque.One hundred volunteers are helping to load the supplies onto the ship.
b. to freight
Tras fletar el avión, los miembros de la ONG se dirigieron a la zona afectada por el huracán.After freighting the plane, the members of the NGO headed to the area affected by the hurricane.
4. (to lay off)
Regionalism used in Cuba
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Southern Cone)
a. to fire
Mi jefe me fletó argumentando que ya no soy tan productivo como antes.My boss fired me and said that I'm not as productive as I used to be.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to get cross)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. to get annoyed
Miguel se fletó cuando le dije que no podía venir.Miguel got annoyed when I told him he couldn't come with me.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (buque, avión)
a. to charter
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transitive verb
1 [+avión, barco] to charter; (cargar) to load; freight
2 (Latinoamérica) [+autobús] to hire
3 (S. Cone) (despedir) to get rid of; fire (familiar); (expulsar) to chuck out (familiar)
4 (And) (S. Cone) [+insultos] to let fly (familiar); [+golpe] to deal
pronominal verb
1 (And) (Caribe) (México) (largarse) to get out; beat it (familiar); (con sigilo) to slip away; get away unseen; (Arg) (colarse) to gatecrash
2 (Centroamérica) (enojarse) to be annoyed; get cross
3 (S. Cone)
se fleta for hire
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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