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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to open)
a. to clear
La policía franqueaba el paso para que el coche oficial pudiera atravesar la ciudad.The police cleared the way so that the official car could go through the city.
2. (to pass through)
a. to go through
Tras franquear la puerta principal, el ladrón fue directo el salón.After going through the main door, the robber went straight to the living room.
3. (to pass over)
a. to cross
Desde el puente, vimos una piragua franqueando el río.From the bridge, we saw a canoe crossing the river.
b. to negotiate
Durante la carrera, los coches tenían que franquear diversos obstáculos en la carretera.During the race, the cars had to negotiate different obstacles on the road.
4. (to put a stamp on)
a. to frank
Esta máquina sirve para franquear las cartas.This machine is used to frank letters.
b. to stamp
Tienes que franquear el paquete antes de enviarlo.You have to stamp the package before sending it.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to open up; often used with "con" or "a")
a. to confide in
Me franqueé con mi novio y le expliqué lo que ocurrió en la fiesta.I confided in my boyfriend and explained what happened at the party.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (paso, camino)
a. to clear
2. (río, montañas)
a. to negotiate, to cross
3. (también fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
franquear el umbralto cross the threshold
4. (correo)
a. to attach postage to
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transitive verb
1 [+camino] to clear; open
franquear el paso a algn to clear the way for sb; franquear la entrada a to give free entry to
2 (atravesar) [+río] to cross; [+obstáculo] to negotiate
3 (Correos) to frank; stamp
una carta franqueada a post-paid letter; una carta insuficientemente franqueada a letter with insufficient postage
4 [+esclavo] to free; liberate
5 [+derecho] to grant; concede;a to
pronominal verb
franquearse (sincerarse)
franquearse con algn to have a heart-to-heart talk with sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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