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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to be on familiar terms with)
a. to address as "tú"
Tutear al presidente puede considerarse una ofensa.Addressing the President as "tú" may be considered offensive.
b. to address informally
En Argentina, puedes tutear a tu profesor.In Argentina, you can address your teacher informally.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
2. (to be on familiar terms with each other)
a. to address each other as "tú"
En Colombia, los amigos no se tutean. Se tratan de "usted".In Colombia, friends don't address each other as "tú." They use "usted."
b. to address each other informally
Estamos en una fiesta, no en la oficina. Podemos tutearnos.We are at a party, not in the office. We can address each other informally.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to address as “tú”, i.e. informally
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to address each other as “tú”, i.e. informally
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transitive verb
tutear a algn to address sb as "tú" 2nd person sing; (2nd person sing) to be on familiar terms with sb
pronominal verb
se tutean desde siempre they have always addressed each other as "tú"; they have always been on familiar terms
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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