hierve he/she boils
The word hierve is the present form of hervir in the third person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full hervir conjugation.
hervir
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hervir(
ehr
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beer
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to scald)
a. to boil
Cuando hierva el agua, puedes echar las judías verdes.When the water boils, you can toss in the green beans.
2. (to get hot)
a. to boil
Cuando entro a mi carro en el verano, está hirviendo.When I get into my car in the summer, it's boiling.
3. (to be full of)
a. to swarm with
La playa hierve de gente en verano.The beach is swarming with people in summer.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to scald)
a. to boil
Se me olvidó hervir los huevos para el aperitivo.I forgot to boil the eggs for the appetizer.
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hervir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to boil
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (líquido)
a. to boil
hervir a borbotonesto be at a rolling boil
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
le hervía la sangrehis blood was boiling
4. (estar caliente)
a. to be boiling (hot)
esa sopa está hirviendothat soup is boiling (hot)
5. (lugar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hervir deto swarm with
6. (persona)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hervir ento be burning with
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hervir
transitive verb
to boil
intransitive verb
1 [+agua, leche] to boil
hervir a fuego lento to simmer; dejar de hervir to go off the boil; stop boiling; empezar o romper a hervir to come to the boil; begin to boil
¡me hierve la sangre! it makes my blood boil!
2 (burbujear) [+líquido] to bubble; seethe; [+mar] to seethe; surge
3 (persona)
hiervo en deseos de ... I'm just itching to ...; el público hervía de emoción the audience was carried away with o bubbling with excitement
4
hervir de o en (estar lleno de) to swarm with; la cama hervía de pulgas the bed was swarming o alive with fleas
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