ondear
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ondear(
ohn
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deh
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ahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make waves in)
a. to wave
El mago ondeó el pañuelo para mostrar que la paloma había desaparecido.The magician waved the handkerchief to prove that the dove had disappeared.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to move to and fro in the air)
a. to flutter
Los fuegos de artificio estallaron y las banderas ondearon por encima de las multitudes jubilosas.Fireworks exploded and flags fluttered above the jubilant crowds.
b. to fly
Los banderines del barco ondeaban con la brisa.The ship's pennants flew in the breeze.
c. to wave
La bandera dejó de ondear cuando el viento cesó.The flag stopped waving when the wind stopped blowing.
3. (to form small waves in liquid)
a. to ripple
El agua del lago ondeó con la llegada del helicóptero.The water in the lake rippled when the helicopter arrived.
4. (to flow in waves)
a. to fall in waves
El cabello de la princesa ondeaba por la espalda y parecía oro fino.The princess's hair fell in waves down her back and looked like spun gold.
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ondear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (bandera)
a. to flutter, to fly
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ondear
transitive verb
1 [+bandera] to wave
2 (Cos) to pink; scallop
intransitive verb
1 (moverse) [+agua] to ripple; [+bandera] to fly; flutter; [+pelo] to flow
la bandera ondea en lo alto del edificio the flag flies from the top of the building; la bandera ondea a media asta the flag is flying at half mast
2 (flotar al viento) to stream
pronominal verb
ondearse to swing; sway
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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