A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to gain income)
a. ganar
Did she earn a lot working for that company?¿Ganó mucho trabajando para aquella empresa?
b. cobrar
How much do you earn per hour?¿Cuánto cobras por hora?
2. (education)
a. obtener
In 1980, Johnson earned a master's degree in Electronics.En 1980, Johnson obtuvo un título de máster en electrónica.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to gain)
a. ganarse
He earned a decent living as a bartender.Se ganaba una buena vida como bárman.
The singer earned the audience's respect.El cantante se ganó el respeto del público.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (money)
a. ganar
2. (rest, respect)
a. ganarse
to earn one's livingganarse la vida
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earn [ɜːn]
transitive verb
[+money, wages etc] ganar; (Comm) [+interest] devengar; [+praise] ganarse
she earns £5 an hour gana 5 libras a la hora; to earn one's living ganarse la vida; earned income ingresos (m) devengados; renta (f) salarial or del trabajo; it earned him the nickname of Crazy Harry le valió el apodo de Crazy Harry
to earn a or one's crust ganarse el pan; ganarse los garbanzos
intransitive verb
to be earning estar trabajando
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