A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to undervalue)
a. to underestimate
No subestimes mi capacidad de negociación porque se me da mejor de lo que crees.Don't underestimate my negotiating skills, because I am better at it than you think.
b. to underrate
Me equivoqué al subestimar a mi adversario y por eso perdí el partido.I made the mistake of underrating my opponent which is why I lost the match.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
2. (to underappreciate oneself)
a. to underrate oneself
No te subestimes, Julián, porque eres muy buen dibujante.Don't underrate yourself, Julian, because you're a very good draftsman.
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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 underestimate
2. (infravalorar)
a. to underrate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to underrate oneself
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transitive verb
[+capacidad, enemigo] to underestimate; underrate; [+objeto, propiedad] to undervalue; [+argumento] to understate; [+persona, artista] to undervalue; underrate;
pronominal verb
subestimarse to underrate o.s.; undervalue o.s.
no te subestimes don't run yourself down; don't underrate o undervalue yourself
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