A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to whistle at
Los hinchas rechiflaron al referí cuando le dio un penal al equipo rival.The fans whistled at the referee when he awarded a penalty to the rival team.
b. to boo
Cuando la banda detuvo su actuación después de solo un par de temas, el público la rechifló.When the band stopped their performance after just a couple of songs, the audience booed it.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. to whistle
Los manifestantes rechiflaron cuando el alcalde pasó en su coche.The protesters whistled as the mayor passed by in his car.
b. to boo
Todos rechiflaron cuando alguien subió al escenario a informar que el espectáculo había sido cancelado.Everyone booed when someone came on stage to inform that the show had been called off.
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transitive verb
(silbar) to whistle at; (abuchear) to boo;
intransitive verb
(silbar) to whistle; (abuchear) boo;
pronominal verb
rechiflarse de algn to make a fool of sb
2 (S. Cone) (enojarse) to get cross; lose one's temper
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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