A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
1. (to find shelter)
a. to shelter
Cuando comenzó el bombardeo, nos resguardamos en el búnker.When the bombing began, we sheltered in the bunker.
b. to take shelter
Encontramos una cueva en la que pudimos resguardarnos de la tormenta de granizo.We found a cave where we could take shelter from the hail storm.
2. (to safeguard oneself; used with "de")
a. to protect oneself
Los soldados se resguardaron del fuego de ametralladora detrás del tanque.The soldiers protected themselves from the machine gun fire behind the tank.
b. to defend oneself
El policía antidisturbio se resguardó de las piedras con su escudo.The riot police officer defended himself from the stones behind his shield.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to shelter)
a. to protect
El protector de vidrio resguarda la pantalla del celular de rayaduras.The glass protector protects the screen of the cellphone from scratching.
b. to shield
El cobertizo resguarda a los fardos de paja de los fenómenos climáticos.The shed shields the hay bales from the elements.
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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 protect
la sombrilla nos resguarda del solthe parasol shades us from the sun
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
resguardar deto protect against
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (en un portal)
a. to shelter
4. (con abrigo, paraguas)
a. to protect oneself
se resguardaron de la lluvia debajo de un árbolthey sheltered from the rain under a tree
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transitive verb
to protect; shield;de from;
pronominal verb
1 (protegerse) to defend o.s.; protect o.s.
2 (obrar con cautela) to proceed with caution
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