reclamar
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reclamar(
rreh
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klah
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mahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to ask for)
a. to claim
Sara reclamó su herencia cuando murió su padre.Sara claimed her inheritance when her father died.
b. to demand
Los vecinos están reclamando el parque que se les había prometido.The neighbors are demanding the park they had been promised.
2. (to have need of)
a. to require
Esta propuesta reclama nuestra atención total si queremos que salga adelante.This proposal requires our complete attention if we are going to be successful.
b. to demand
Un evento de esta magnitud reclama una planeación meticulosa.An event of this magnitude demands meticulous planning.
c. to need
Quisiera ir a ayudarte, pero por el momento mi bebé enfermo reclama mi atención.I'd like to go help, but at the moment my sick baby needs my attention.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to express dissatisfaction)
a. to complain
Reclamó a la administración que solo había 100 sillas cuando había contratado 200.She complained to the administration that there were only 100 chairs when she had hired 200.
reclamarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (birds)
a. to call to one another
Podía escuchar las grullas reclamándose a millas de distancia del estuario.I could hear the cranes calling to one another miles away from the estuary.
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reclamar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (pedir, exigir)
a. to demand, to ask for
le he reclamado todo el dinero que me debeI've demanded that he return to me all the money he owes me
la multitud reclamaba que cantara otra canciónthe crowd clamored for her to sing another song
2. (necesitar)
a. to demand, to require
el negocio reclama toda mi atenciónthe business requires o demands all my attention
3. (llamar)
a. to ask for
te reclaman en la oficinathey're asking for you at the office
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (protestar)
a. to protest
5. (quejarse)
a. to complain
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reclamar
transitive verb
1 [+herencia, tierras] to claim; [+derechos] to demand
reclama su parte de los beneficios he is claiming his share of the profits; reclamar daños y perjuicios to claim damages; reclaman mejores condiciones de trabajo they're demanding better working conditions; reclamar una deuda to demand payment of a debt; reclamaron su presencia ante el tribunal they demanded him to appear before the court
2 [+atención, solución] to demand
esto reclama toda nuestra atención this demands our full attention
3 [+aves] to call to
intransitive verb
(quejarse) to complain
fui a reclamar al director I went and complained to the manager; reclamar contra algo to complain about sth; reclamar contra una sentencia (Jur) to appeal against a sentence
pronominal verb
reclamarse [+aves] to call to one another
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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reclamar el equipaje
to claim one's luggage
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