An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to pour out)
a. to flow
La sangre dejó de manar de la herida.The blood stopped flowing from the wound.
b. to run
El arquero se limpió el sudor que manaba de su frente con el brazo izquierdo.The goalkeeper wiped the sweat that was running from his forehead with his left arm.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(to come out)
a. to flow
Las reformas al sistema educativo son el resultado de las críticas que manan de diferentes sectores de la sociedad.The reforms to the education system are the result of the criticisms that flow from different sectors of society.
b. to run
Las palabras que manaban de su boca cautivaron a la audiencia.The words that ran from his mouth captivated the audience.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(to be plentiful)
a. to abound
Era primavera y en el jardín manaban las rosas y las hortensias.It was spring and in the garden, roses and hydrangeas abounded.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to run with)
a. to drip with
Luis estaba nervioso y sus manos manaban sudor.Luis was nervous, and his hands were dripping with sweat.
b. to flow with
Las paredes de la cueva manaban agua y condensación.The walls of the cave flowed with water and condensation.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (también fig)
a. to flow
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transitive verb
to run with; flow with
la herida manaba sangre blood gushed from the wound
intransitive verb
1 [+líquido] (gen) to run; flow; (a chorros) to pour out; stream; (surgir) to well up
manar de algo
2 (abundar) to abound; be plentiful
manar en algo to abound in sth
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