A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
1. (to state an opinion)
a. to declare oneself
Me pronuncio a favor de la proposición.I declare myself in favor of the proposal.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to articulate)
a. to pronounce
Intenta pronunciar correctamente todas las palabras.Try to pronounce every word correctly.
b. to accentuate
La guitarra pronuncia su preciosa canción.The guitar accentuates his beautiful song.
3. (to say)
a. to deliver
El presidente pronunció unas palabras de despedida.The chairman delivered some words of farewell.
4. (legal)
a. to pronounce
El juez pronunció la sentencia a la corte.The judge pronounced the sentence to the court.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (palabra, sílaba)
a. to pronounce
2. (discurso)
a. to deliver, to make
no pronunció palabra en toda la reuniónshe didn't utter a word during the whole meeting
3. (acentuar, realzar)
a. to accentuate
4. (law)
a. to pronounce, to pass
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (definirse)
a. to state an opinion
el presidente se pronunció a favor del proyectothe president declared that he was in favor of the project
6. (sublevarse)
a. to stage a coup
transitive verb
1 (Lingüística) [+palabra, idioma] to pronounce; [+sonido] to make; utter
2 (decir) [+discurso] to make; deliver; [+brindis] to propose
pronunciar unas palabras de elogio to say a few words of tribute
pronunciar unas palabras de agradecimiento
pronunció unas palabras en las que ... she said that ...
pronunció unas palabras en las que expresó su satisfacción
3 (Jur) [+sentencia] to pass; pronounce
pronominal verb
1 to be pronounced
ese sonido se pronuncia más abierto
no sé cómo se pronuncia esta palabra I don't know how to pronounce this word
la h no se pronuncia
2 (expresarse) to declare o.s.; state one's opinion
pronunciarse a favor de algo to pronounce in favour of sth; declare o.s. in favour of sth; pronunciarse sobre algo to pronounce on sth; make a pronouncement about sth; un 20% no se pronunció 20% expressed no opinion
3 (Política) (Mil) (rebelarse) to revolt; rise
4 (acentuarse) to become (more) pronounced
5 (apoquinar) to cough up (familiar); fork out (familiar)
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