A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to decode)
a. to interpret
Ahora que tenemos los datos, hay que interpretarlos.Now that we have the data, we need to interpret it.
2. (theater)
a. to perform
Van a interpretar Hamlet en el teatro este fin de semana.They are going to perform Hamlet at the theater this weekend.
b. to play
Mi hijo interpretará el papel de Romeo en Romeo y Julieta.My son will play the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
c. to sing
La cantante interpretó una linda canción nueva para concluir su concierto.The singer sang a lovely new song to conclude her concert.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to translate)
a. to interpret
Jesse interpreta del español al inglés en conferencias de negocios.Jesse interprets from Spanish into English at business conferences.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (entender, explicar, traducir)
a. to interpret
2. (artísticamente; obra de teatro, sinfonía)
a. to perform
3. (papel)
a. to play
4. (canción)
a. to sing
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transitive verb
1 [+texto, mensaje] to interpret
interpretar mal to misinterpret; misunderstand
2 (Lingüística) to interpret
interpretar del chino al ruso to interpret from Chinese into Russian
3 (Música) [+pieza] to play; perform; [+canción] to sing; (Teat) [+papel] to play;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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