A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to highlight)
a. to stress
Me gustaría recalcar la importancia de la labor de Juan organizando este evento.I would like to stress the importance of Juan's work in organizing this event.
Es importante recalcar que la resolución que el parlamento aprobó no es vinculante.It's important to stress that the resolution passed by the parliament is non-binding.
b. to emphasize
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El profesor recalcó que el examen sería el martes.The teacher emphasized that the exam would be on Tuesday.
c. to emphasise (United Kingdom)
Pedro recalcó que no solo soy su novia, sino que también soy su mejor amiga.Pedro emphasised that not only I am his girlfriend, but I'm also his best friend.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to disjoint)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to dislocate
Me recalqué el dedo gordo de la mano al golpear la pelota de voleibol.I dislocated my thumb when hitting the volleyball.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to stress, to emphasize
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transitive verb
1 (subrayar) to stress; emphasize
recalcar algo a algn to stress the importance of sth to sb; recalcar a algn que ... to tell sb emphatically that ...; recalcar cada sílaba to stress every syllable
2 [+contenido] to press down; squeeze in; [+recipiente] to cram; stuff;de with;
intransitive verb
1 (Náutica) to list; heel
2 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (terminar en) to end up;en at, in
pronominal verb
recalcarse un hueso (Latinoamérica) to dislocate a bone
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