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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to reach a place)
a. llegar
I arrived at her house, and she was not there.Llegué a su casa y ella no estaba allí.
2. (to achieve success)
a. triunfar
She felt that she had arrived when she hired her first employee.Sintió que había triunfado cuando contrató a su primer empleado.
b. alcanzar el éxito
If you keep working hard, you will arrive.Si sigues trabajando duro, alcanzarás el éxito.
3. (to be born)
a. llegar
After several hours of labor, the baby arrived.Tras varias horas de parto, el bebé llegó.
b. nacer
The baby arrived before they reached the hospital.El bebé nació antes de que llegaran al hospital.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (at place)
a. llegar
to arrive at a decision/solutionllegar a una decisión/solución
2. (colloquial)
a. triunfar (attain success)
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arrive [əˈraɪv]
intransitive verb
1 [+person, taxi, letter, meal etc] llegar; arribar; especially (LAm) [+time, winter, event etc] llegar
The time has arrived when I need to give up smoking Summer has finally arrived
to arrive (up)on the scene entrar en escena
2 [+baby] nacer; llegar
It's very unlikely that your baby will arrive before you go to hospital
3 (succeed in business etc) triunfar; alcanzar el éxito
You know you've arrived when you get your own logo at the end of your shows
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