tornar

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tornar(
tohr
-
nahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to go back)
a. to return
Cuando tornó Carlos, ya era tarde.When Carlos returned, it was already late.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to do again; used with "a")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Por fin las ballenas tornan a surcar las aguas de nuestras costas.Now at long last, whales are once again plying the waters around our coast.
Esta mañana tornó a llover.This morning it rained again.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to recover consciousness)
a. to regain consciousness
Después del accidente, Pedro nunca tornó en sí.Pedro never regained consciousness after the accident.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to hand back)
a. to return
Gaby tornó el libro a la biblioteca.Gaby returned the book to the library.
b. to give back
Tendrás que tornar el trofeo a la escuela.You'll need to give the trophy back to the school.
5. (to put back)
a. to return
Por favor, torna el libro a la repisa.Please return the book to its shelf.
6.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to convert)
a. to turn
Mis papás tornaron el estudio en un cuarto de visitas.My parents turned the study into a guest room.
b. to change
Estoy intentando tornar esta energía negativa en energía creativa.I'm trying to change this negative energy into creative energy.
tornarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
7.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to convert)
a. to turn
De pronto, la manifestación se tornó violenta.Suddenly, the protest turned violent.
b. to become
Con la crisis, los inversionistas se tornaron más cautelosos.With the economic crisis, investors became more cautious.
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tornar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (convertir)
a.
tornar algo en algoto turn something into something
2. (devolver)
a. to return
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (regresar)
a. to return
4. (volver a hacer)
a.
tornar a hacer algoto do something again
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (convertirse)
a.
tornarse ento turn into
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tornar
transitive verb
1 (devolver) to give back; return
2 (cambiar) to change;en into; alter
intransitive verb
1 (volver) to return; go back
2
tornar a hacer algo to do sth again; tornó a llover it began to rain again; tornó a estudiar el problema he studied the problem again
3
tornar en sí to regain consciousness; come to
pronominal verb
tornarse
1 (regresar) to return
2 (volverse) to become; turn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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