he/she presses
The word pulsa is the present form of pulsar in the third person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full pulsar conjugation.


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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “púlsar” when used in contexts like that shown in 7).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to press down)
a. to press
Para salir del modo pantalla completa, pulse la tecla Esc.To exit full screen mode, press the Esc key.
b. to push
¿Puedes pulsar el botón del ascensor, por favor?Please can you push the elevator button?
2. (computing)
a. to click
Para guardar los cambios pulsa aquí.To save changes click here.
3. (to strum)
a. to pluck
Esta es la cuerda que tienes que pulsar para conseguir ese sonido.This is the string you have to pluck to produce that sound.
4. (to assess)
a. to sound out
Se realizaron varias encuestas para pulsar la opinión pública sobre el tema.Several surveys were carried out to sound out public opinion on the subject.
5. (to measure the pulse)
a. to take the pulse
Primero que nada pulsen al paciente.First of all, take the patient's pulse.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to beat)
a. to pulsate
El corazón le pulsaba aceleradamente en el pecho.His heart was pulsating rapidly in his chest.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
7. (star)
a. pulsar
Un pulsar podría ser la etapa final del ciclo vital de una estrella.A pulsar could be the last stage in the life cycle of a star.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (botón, timbre)
a. to press
2. (teclas de ordenador)
a. to press, to strike
3. (teclas de piano)
a. to play
4. (cuerdas de guitarra)
a. to pluck
5. (opinión pública)
a. to sound out
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transitive verb
1 [+botón] to press; [+tecla] to strike; touch; tap; (Música) to play;
2 [+opinión] to sound out
pulsar a algn (Med) to take sb's pulse; feel sb's pulse
intransitive verb
to beat
(estrella) pulsar; (agujero negro) black hole;
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