incendiarse
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incendiarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to start to burn)
a. to catch fire
La alfombra se incendió al caerle encima brasas de la chimenea.The carpet caught fire after the ember from the fireplace fell and hit it.
2. (to burn)
a. to burn down
La casa de madera se incendió tras caerle un rayo.The wood house burned down after it was hit by lightning.
b. to be burned down
Los árboles del bosque se incendiaron y solo quedaron cenizas.The trees from the forest were burned down and only ashes were left.
incendiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to set alight)
a. to set fire to
Un pirómano incendió el bosque con gasolina y cerillas.A pyromaniac set fire to the forest with some matches and gasoline.
b. to burn down
La policía ha detenido a los vándalos que incendiaron varios contenedores.The police have arrested the hooligans who burned down some trash cans.
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incendiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to set fire to
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to catch fire
se ha incendiado el bosquethe forest has caught fire o is on fire
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incendiar
transitive verb
to set fire to; set alight
pronominal verb
incendiarse (empezar a arder) to catch fire; (quemarse) to burn down
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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