A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (finance)
a. to invest
Ya te dije que no era buena idea invertir nuestros ahorros en acciones.I told you it wasn't a good idea to invest our savings in stock.
2. (to dedicate)
a. to invest
Es importante invertir tiempo de calidad con tus hijos.It's important to invest quality time with your children.
b. to put
Invertí mucho esfuerzo en este proyecto. Tiene que funcionar.I put a lot of effort into this project. It has to work.
c. to devote
Si invirtieras la mitad del tiempo que pasas con tu novia en estudiar, tendrías excelentes calificaciones.If you devoted half the time you spend with your girlfriend to studying, you'd have excellent grades.
d. to spend
Hernán invierte una hora al día en hacer ejercicios.Hernan spends an hour a day exercising.
3. (to change position)
a. to reverse
Ojalá pudiera invertir la situación y recuperar mi trabajo.I wish I could reverse the situation and get my job back.
b. to invert
Invertí los colores del celular.I inverted the colors on my cellphone.
c. to turn upside down
Tienes que invertir la mesa para poder pintar la parte de debajo.You need to turn the table upside down to paint the bottom of it.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (finance)
a. to invest
Estamos trabajando en invertir más en las energías renovables y salirnos de los hidrocarburos.We're working on investing more in renewable energy and getting out of hydrocarbons.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to change order)
a. to be reversed
Al invertirse la tendencia económica, la gente dejó de comprar coches.When the economic trend was reversed, people stopped buying cars.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (orden)
a. to reverse
2. (poner boca abajo)
a. to turn upside down, to invert
3. (dinero, tiempo, esfuerzo)
a. to invest
4. (tardar; tiempo)
a. to spend
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transitive verb
1 (Com) (Economía) to invest;en in
2 [+esfuerzo, tiempo] to invest;en on; put in;en on
invirtieron una hora en recorrer diez kilómetros they spent an hour covering ten kilometres
invirtieron 5 días en el viaje invirtieron el resto del tiempo en recorrer la isla
3 [+figura, objeto] (volcar) to invert; turn upside down; (poner al revés) to put the other way round; reverse
4 (cambiar) [+orden] to change; invert; [+dirección] to reverse
5 (Matemáticas) to invert
intransitive verb
invertir en algo to invest in sth
Unilever fue el grupo que más invirtió en publicidad
pronominal verb
[+papeles, relación de fuerzas, tendencia] to be reversed
La sesión comenzó con alzas. Pero pronto se invirtió la tendencia Con los resultados de ayer, se invierte la relación de fuerzas entre el PSOE y el PP
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