A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to send to)
a. to commit to (a mental institution)
El psiquiatra recomendó internar al paciente en la clínica.The patient was committed to the institution on his psychiatrist's recommendation.
b. to put in (a mental institution)
Dicen que han internado al actor famoso en un psiquiátrico.They say that the famous actor has been put in a psychiatric hospital.
c. to admit to (the hospital)
El diagnóstico indicaba que había que internar al enfermo.The diagnosis indicated that the patient should be admitted.
d. to take to (the hospital)
La familia se sentía más segura internando al abuelo en el hospital.The family felt safer taking my grandfather to the hospital.
e. to intern (the military)
Sería una locura que el ejército interne a personas sin ningún tipo de preparación física.It would be crazy for the army to intern people without any sort of physical preparation.
2. (to move toward the interior)
a. to send inland
Los secuestradores internaron a los rehenes en el bosque.The kidnappers sent the hostages inland into the forest.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to penetrate into)
a. to penetrate
El barco se internó en el misterioso Triángulo de las Bermudas.The ship penetrated the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
b. to advance deep
El todoterreno se internó en la frondosa jungla amazónica.The 4x4 advanced deep into the lush Amazon rainforest.
c. to go into
Los cazadores se internaron en el bosque en busca de presas.The hunters went into the forest searching for prey.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(to go in depth)
a. to get into
El año pasado me interné en el mundo de la psicología y ahora estoy pensando en ser psicóloga.Last year I got into the field of psychology and now I'm thinking about becoming a psychologist.
b. to become deeply involved in
Si te internas en temas paranormales, empezarás a tener muchas pesadillas.If you become deeply involved in paranormal topics, you'll start having lots of nightmares.
5. (to process one's admission into the hospital) (Southern Cone)
a. to go into the hospital
Mi vecino enfermo decidió internarse voluntariamente.My sick neighbor went voluntarily into the hospital.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (en escuela)
a. to send to boarding school
2. (en manicomio)
a. to commit
3. (en campo de concentración)
a. to intern
4. (en hospital) (River Plate)
a. to admit
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (en un lugar)
a. to go o penetrate deep
6. (en un tema)
a. to become deeply involved
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transitive verb
1 (ingresar) (Mil) to intern; (Med) to admit;en to
internar a algn en un manicomio to commit sb to a psychiatric hospital
2 (enviar tierra adentro) to send inland
pronominal verb
1 (avanzar) to advance deep; penetrate
el jugador se interna
el jugador se internó por la derecha the player cut inside from the right; internarse en algo to go into o right inside sth; se internó en el edificio he disappeared into the building; internarse en un país to go into the interior of a country; se internaron por los pasillos they went deep into the corridors
se internaron por los vericuetos
internarse en un tema to study a subject in depth; go deeply into a subject
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