A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to scheme)
a. to plan
Los novios tienen proyectado celebrar su boda en Londres.The bride and the groom are planning to hold their wedding in London.
2. (to play)
a. to screen
El cine decidió no proyectar la película.The movie theater decided not to screen the movie.
b. to project
Solo proyectaron el largometraje en cinco países.The feature film was only projected in five countries.
c. to show
El profesor proyectó la diapositiva para que los alumnos la comentaran.The teacher showed the slide so that students could discuss it.
3. (to release)
a. to cast (shade)
Este árbol proyecta una sombra agradecida al fondo del jardín.This tree casts a welcome shade at the bottom of the yard.
b. to project (light)
La luz que proyecta esta vela crea un ambiente muy romántico.The light projected by this candle creates a very romantic atmosphere.
c. to shine (light)
La luz que el juguete proyecta en el techo tranquiliza al bebé.The light that the toy shines on the ceiling calms the baby down.
4. (to propel)
a. to hurl
El choque entre los dos coches proyectó a los conductores contra el cristal.The crash between the two cars hurled the drivers against the windshield.
b. to throw
La orca proyectó la foca por los aires al atacarla.The orca threw the seal in the air when it attacked it.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La tormenta proyectó la barca a través de la bahía.The storm flung the small boat across the bay.
El choque repentino proyectó a los pasajeros del bus hacia delante.The sudden jolt threw the passengers on the bus forward.
5. (to outline)
a. to plan
Los arquitectos proyectaron un edificio de veinte plantas.The architects planned a building of twenty stories.
b. to design
Los ingenieros proyectaron un puente que unía las dos partes de la ciudad.The engineers designed a bridge which would connect the two parts of the city.
6. (mathematics)
a. to project
En este ejercicio hay que proyectar líneas desde la figura A a la superficie de la figura B.In this exercise you need to project lines from figure A to the surface of figure B.
7. (psychology)
a. to project
Soy incapaz de proyectar mis emociones en público.I'm unable to project my emotions in public.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
8. (to be shown)
a. to be cast
La sombra que se proyecta en la pared da miedo.The shadow cast on the wall is scary.
9. (to put oneself across)
a. to present oneself
Esta cantante se proyecta como la ganadora del premio de esta noche.This singer presents herself as the winner of tonight's award.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (luz)
a. to shine, to direct
2. (sombra)
a. to cast
3. (mostrar; película)
a. to project, to screen
4. (diapositivas)
a. to show
5. (planear; viaje, operación, edificio)
a. to plan
6. (puente, obra)
a. to design
7. (arrojar)
a. to throw forward
8. (mathematics)
a. to project
transitive verb
1 (planear)
proyectar hacer algo to plan to do sth; tenía proyectado hablar con él I was planning to speak to him
2 (Archit) to plan; (Mecánica) to design
está proyectado para ... it is designed to ...
3 (Cine) (Fotografía) to project; screen
4 [+luz] to cast; project; [+sombra] to cast
5 (dirigir) [+objeto] to hurl; throw; [+chorro, líquido] to shoot out
6 (Matemáticas) to project
pronominal verb
proyectarse [+sombra] to be cast
Una gran sombra se proyectaba sobre la pared.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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