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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to infuse information; used with "en")
a. to instill
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los padres deben inculcar buenos hábitos alimenticios en sus hijos.Parents should instill good eating habits in their children.
b. to instil (United Kingdom)
Es importante inculcar en los niños una actitud positiva hacia las matemáticas y las ciencias.It's important to instil in kids a positive attitude toward math and the sciences.
c. to inculcate
Nuestra escuela tiene como meta inculcar conocimientos, normas y valores en nuestros estudiantes.Our school aims to inculcate knowledge, norms, and values in our students.
d. to teach
A pesar de todos sus años en la escuela de etiqueta, nadie podía inculcar clase en Ana.In spite of all her years at the finishing school, nobody could teach Ana class.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to be stubborn; used with "en")
a. to be obstinate
Cuando él se inculca en algo, no hay quien lo haga cambiar de opinión.When he's obstinate about something, no one can make him change his mind.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
inculcar algo a alguiento instill something into somebody
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transitive verb
to instil; instill; (EEUU) inculcate;en in, into;
pronominal verb
inculcarse (obstinarse) to be obstinate
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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