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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to convert into another language)
a. to translate
Este libro ha sido traducido a seis idiomas.This book has been translated into six languages.
2. (to convey)
a. to express
La obra traduce los sentimientos que experimenté.The work expresses the feelings I experienced.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to become; used with "en")
a. to turn into
Sus esfuerzos no se tradujeron en resultados.Their efforts didn't turn into results.
b. to translate into
El éxito no siempre se traduce en riqueza.Success doesn't always translate into wealth.
c. to result in
La situación financiera actual fácilmente se podría traducir en más pérdidas de trabajo.The current financial situation could easily translate into further job losses.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (a otro idioma)
a. to translate
traducir algo del alemán al castellanoto translate something from German into Spanish
2. (expresar)
a. to express
una actitud corporal que traduce aplomo y seguridada posture that conveys composure and self-confidence
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. to translate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (a otro idioma)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
traducirse (por)to be translated (by o as)
traducirse ento translate into
la subida de la inflación se traduce en una pérdida de poder adquisitivothe rise in inflation translates into a loss of purchasing power
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transitive verb
to translate;a into;de from;
pronominal verb
traducirse en (significar) to mean in practice; (suponer) to entail; result in
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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