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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 translate orally)
a. interpretar
Wait for the speaker to pause and then interpret into Portuguese.Espera a que el orador haga una pausa y, entonces, interpreta al portugués.
b. traducir
We are looking for a Spanish speaker who can interpret into English.Buscamos a un hispanoparlante que pueda traducir al inglés.
2. (to work as interpreter)
a. trabajar de intérprete
I am a translator, but sometimes I interpret at courts and hospitals.Yo soy traductor, pero a veces trabajo de intérprete en tribunales y hospitales.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to translate orally)
a. interpretar
It's hard to interpret his speeches because he speaks fast and doesn't pause.Es difícil interpretar sus discursos porque habla rápido y no hace pausas.
b. traducir
Do you speak Spanish? Can you interpret what the patient is saying?¿Hablas español? ¿Puedes traducir lo que dice el paciente?
4. (to understand)
a. interpretar
I interpret this poem as a melancholic lament to an unrequited love.Yo interpreto este poema como un lamento melancólico por un amor no correspondido.
5. (to explain)
a. interpretar
If you don't respond to their accusation, the judge will interpret your silence as consent.Si no respondes a la acusación, el juez va a interpretar tu silencio como una respuesta afirmativa.
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interpret
interpret [ɪnˈtɜːprɪt]
transitive verb
1 (translate orally) traducir; interpretar
2 (explain, understand) interpretar
how are we to interpret that remark? ¿cómo hemos de interpretar ese comentario?; that is not how I interpret it yo no lo entiendo así; yo lo entiendo de otro modo
intransitive verb
(translate) traducir; (work as interpreter) trabajar de intérprete;
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