A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to munch)
a. to chew
Me gusta mascar chicle cuando toco el piano. Me ayuda a mantenerme tranquilo y concentrado.I like to chew gum when I play piano. It helps me stay calm and focused.
El chamán me dijo que mascara las hojas de esta planta para que se me quitara el dolor de cabeza.The shaman told me to chew the leaves of this plant to get rid of my headache.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(to feel)
a. to sense
En la comida familiar se mascaba la tensión entre los hermanos.One could sense tension among the brothers during the family meal.
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transitive verb
1 (masticar) to chew
2 [+palabras] to mumble; mutter
mascar un asunto
dar mascado un asunto
to explain sth in very simple terms
intransitive verb
(masticar) to chew; especialmente (Latinoamérica) (masticar tabaco) to chew tobacco; (And) (masticar coca) to chew coca;
pronominal verb
mascarse to sense
en la plaza de toros se mascaba la tragedia you could sense tragedy in the bullring
Utilizaban tan bien las bandas como el interior. /Se mascaba el gol/ ante la fragilidad del guardameta debutante lo mejor de todo fue el buen rollo que se mascaba en el ambiente en la calle se mascaba libertad
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