An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to dally)
a. to be idle
¡Deja de holgar y ven a darme una mano!Stop being idle and come give me a hand!
b. to take one's ease
Adrián está holgando porque hoy no tiene que trabajar ni ir a clase.Adrian is taking his ease because he doesn't have to work or go to school today.
2. (to be superfluous)
a. to be unnecessary
Ya hemos sometido la propuesta a votación, por lo que huelgan más comentarios.We have already voted on the proposal, so any further comments are unnecessary.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to enjoy oneself)
a. to have fun
Nunca me imaginé que me iba a holgar y reír tanto aprendiendo a bailar tango.I never knew I'd have so much fun and laugh so much learning how to dance tango.
b. to have a good time
En tu fiesta nos holgamos. Gracias por invitarnos.We had a good time at your party. Thank you for inviting us.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (estar ocioso)
a. to be idle, to be taking one's ease
2. (sobrar)
a. to be unnecessary
huelgan comentariosone need say no more
huelga decir que…needless to say…
intransitive verb
1 (descansar) to rest; take one's ease
2 (no trabajar) to be idle; be out of work
3 [+objeto] to lie unused
4 (sobrar) to be unnecessary; be superfluous
huelga decir que ... it goes without saying that ...; huelga toda protesta no protest is necessary; it is not necessary to protest
5 (estar contento)
huelgo de saberlo I'm delighted to hear it
pronominal verb
holgarse to amuse o.s.; enjoy o.s.
holgarse con algo to take pleasure in sth; holgarse con una noticia to be pleased about a piece of news; holgarse de que ... to be pleased that ...; be glad that ...
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