recalentar
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recalentar(
rreh
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kah
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lehn
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to heat again)
a. to warm up
Michael acaba de llegar, así que le voy a recalentar la comida.Michael has just arrived, so I'll warm up the food for him.
b. to reheat
Alicia prendió el horno para recalentar la pizza.Alicia turned on the oven to reheat the pizza.
2. (to heat too much)
a. to overheat
La falta de anticongelante recalentó el motor de mi auto.The lack of antifreeze overheated my car's engine.
recalentarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to get too hot)
a. to overheat
El motor se recalentó porque los niveles de agua estaban muy bajos.The engine overheated because the water levels were too low.
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recalentar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (volver a calentar)
a. to warm up
2. (calentar demasiado)
a. to overheat
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to overheat
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recalentar
transitive verb
1 (demasiado) to overheat
2 [+comida] to warm up; reheat
pronominal verb
recalentarse to get too hot
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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