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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to irritate)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Cuba
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. to drive around the bend
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
El llanto del bebé está obstinando a su papá.The baby's crying is driving his dad around the bend.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to strive; used with "en")
a. to persist in
El oficial se obstinó en encontrar al responsable del accidente.The officer persisted in finding the person responsible for the accident.
b. to insist on
Isabel se obstina en ser la primera en todo.Isabel insists on being the best at everything.
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (general)
a. to refuse to give way
obstinarse ento persist in
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pronominal verb
to be obstinate
obstinarse en hacer algo to persist in doing sth; insist on doing sth
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