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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (botany)
a. to bloom
Están floreciendo los cerezos.The cherry trees are blooming.
El jardín se verá hermoso cuando las flores florezcan.The garden will look beautiful when the flowers bloom.
b. to flower
Las rosas florecerán aproximadamente en siete meses.The roses will flower approximately in seven months.
c. to blossom (tree)
El almendro comenzó a florecer en primavera.The almond tree began to blossom in spring.
2. (to prosper)
a. to flourish
Se dice que las relaciones que comienzan en verano florecerán.They say that relationships that begin in summer will flourish.
b. to thrive
Ese restaurante florecerá por ser el único lugar que sirve comida vietnamita en la ciudad.That restaurant will thrive being the only place that serves Vietnamese food in the city.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to go bad)
a. to go moldy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me olvidé de que había comprado pan y se floreció.I forgot I had bought bread and it went moldy.
b. to go mouldy (United Kingdom)
El queso se floreció una semana después de que lo abriera.The cheese went mouldy a week after I opened it.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (dar flor)
a. to flower
2. (prosperar)
a. to flourish
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intransitive verb
1 (Botánica) to flower; bloom
2 (prosperar) to flourish; thrive
pronominal verb
florecerse (enmohecer) to go mouldy; go moldy; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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