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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to flaunt)
a. to swagger
La tía de Mari se pavoneaba por la calle con su abrigo de piel nuevo.Mari's aunt swaggered down the street in her new fur coat.
b. to strut around
La pareja de famosos se pavoneaba porque sabía que todo el mundo les miraba.The famous couple were strutting around because they knew everyone was looking at them.
c. to show off
Desde que Juan perdió peso, se pasa el día pavoneándose delante de sus amigos.Since Juan lost weight, he spends the whole day showing off in front of his friends.
2. (to boast)
a. to brag
No es de buena educación pavonearse por haber ganado el concurso.It is not polite to brag about winning the contest.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to flaunt)
a. to strut
¿Has visto a Lucy? - Hace un minuto pasó por aquí pavoneando con sus tacones nuevos.Have you seen Lucy? - She was strutting around here in her new high heels a minute ago.
b. to show off
A Carlitos le gusta mucho tomarse selfies con famosos para pavonear en las redes sociales.Carlitos loves taking selfies with famous people to show off on social media.
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