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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 form something from a solid material)
a. tallar
I carved this pumpkin myself.Yo mismo tallé esta calabaza.
b. esculpir
The indigenous people carved brooches from ivory tusks.Los indígenas esculpían broches en colmillos de marfil.
2. (to engrave)
a. grabar
The names of all those who died were carved on the memorial.Grabaron los nombres de todos los que murieron en el monumento conmemorativo.
3. (culinary)
a. trinchar
You need a sharp knife to carve meat.Hace falta un cuchillo afilado para trinchar la carne.
b. cortar
Can you carve the chicken while I dish up the vegetables?¿Puedes cortar el pollo mientras yo sirvo las verduras?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (culinary)
a. trinchar la carne
In our family, it was always my dad who carved.En nuestra familia, mi padre siempre trinchaba la carne.
b. cortar la carne
I'll carve. You set the table.Yo corto la carne. Tú pon la mesa.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (wood, stone)
a. tallar, esculpir
2. (meat)
a. trinchar
carve [kɑːv]
transitive verb
(Cookery) [+meat] trinchar; [+stone, wood] tallar; esculpir; [+name on tree etc] grabar
to carve one's way through the crowd abrirse camino a la fuerza por entre la multitud
intransitive verb
(Cookery) trinchar la carne
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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