A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (culinary)
a. to sauté
El chef salteó la cebolla y añadió zanahorias.The chef sautéed the onion and added carrots.
b. to stir-fry
Añade los vegetales al wok y saltéalos a fuego alto por cinco minutos.Add the vegetables into the wok and stir-fry them over high heat for five minutes.
2. (to plunder)
a. to hold up
Los bandidos saltearon a una diligencia que transportaba joyas.The bandits held up a stagecoach that was carrying jewels.
b. to rob
Un hombre que tenía el rostro cubierto por un pañuelo me salteó a punta de pistola.A man wearing a handkerchief over his face robbed me at gunpoint.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to omit) (River Plate)
a. to skip
Me salteé el segundo capítulo porque era largo y aburrido.I skipped the second chapter because it was long and boring.
b. to jump
Te salteaste un dígito. Mi número de telefono es 4827-2758.You jumped one digit. My phone number is 4827-2758.
c. to miss out (United Kingdom)
El profesor se salteó mi nombre cuando estaba pasando lista.The professor missed out my name when calling the roll.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (asaltar)
a. to rob
2. (culinary)
a. to sauté
transitive verb
1 (Culin) to sauté
2 (atracar) to hold up
3 (sorprender) to take by surprise
intransitive verb
(hacer discontinuamente) (al trabajar) to do in fits and starts; (al leer) to skip (over) bits
lo leyó salteando he read bits of it here and there
pronominal verb
saltearse (Arg) (Uru)
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