resumir

resumir(
rreh
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soo
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meer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to condense)
a. to summarize
La conclusión resume las ideas principales del escrito.The conclusion summarizes the main ideas of the paper.
b. to abridge
Estoy leyendo la version del libro que resumió la autora misma.I am reading the version of the book that the author abridged herself.
c. to shorten
Resume tu respuesta en unas pocas palabras.Shorten your answer to only a few words.
2. (to recapitulate)
a. to sum up
Para resumir la situación en una oración: ¡estoy endeudado hasta el cuello!To sum up the situation in one sentence: I'm up to my eyeballs in debt!
resumirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to become reduced to)
a. to come down to
Aquello por lo que abogamos se resume en una palabra: igualdad.What we are fighting for comes down to one word: equality.
b. to be summed up
Nuestra creencia puede resumirse en una frase: "Vive y deja vivir".Our belief can be summed up in one simple phrase: "Live and let live."
c. to boil down to
El problema se resume en la necesidad de fondos extra.The problem boils down to the need for extra funds.
4. (to transform)
a. to dissolve into
Sube el fuego y espera a que el azúcar se resuma en caramelo.Turn the heat up and wait until the sugar has dissolved into caramel.
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resumir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (abreviar)
a. to summarize
2. (discurso)
a. to sum up
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a.
se resume en pocas palabrasit can be summed up in a few words
resumir
transitive verb
(recapitular) to sum up; (condensar) to summarize; (cortar) to abridge; shorten;
intransitive verb
bueno, resumiendo, ... so, to sum up, ...; so, in short, ...
En fin, resumiendo, creo que hemos dejado clara nuestra postura
pronominal verb
resumirse
1
la situación se resume en pocas palabras the situation can be summed up in a few words
2 [+asunto]
resumirse en to boil o come down to; todo se resumió en algunos porrazos all it boiled o came down to was a few punches
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