A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to charge again)
a. recargar
None of our flashlights work. Did you remember to recharge the batteries?Ninguna de las linternas funciona. ¿Te acordaste de recargar las pilas?
b. volver a cargar
I don't bring my electric toothbrush on trips because it's a pain to have to recharge it.No traigo mi cepillo de dientes eléctrico cuando viajo porque es una molestia tener que volver a cargarlo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to be charged again)
a. recargarse
You won't be able to use the phone until the battery finishes recharging.No vas a poder usar el teléfono hasta que la pila termine de recargarse.
b. volverse a cargar
Since this doesn't use batteries, it won't need to recharge.Como esto no tiene baterías, no tendrá que volverse a cargar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (act of recharging)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm falling asleep and need a recharge. Do you have any coffee?Me estoy durmiendo y tengo que ponerme las pilas. ¿Tienes café?
My car battery just died, and it seems like it'll need a recharge.Se acabó la batería de mi coche, y parece que tendré que recargarla.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (battery)
a. recargar
2. (fig)
to recharge one's batteriesrecargar las baterías
recharge [ˈriːˈtʃɑːdʒ]
transitive verb
[+battery] recargar; volver a cargar
to recharge one's batteries ponerse las pilas
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