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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to move into or out of a container)
a. to pour
¿Puedes verter un poco de vino en mi copa?Can you pour some wine in my glass?
Vierte el azúcar en el recipiente, por favor.Pour the sugar in the bowl, please.
2. (to tip accidentally or uncontrollably)
a. to spill
Vertí el café sobre mi computadora. Espero que se pueda reparar.I spilled coffee on my computer. I hope it can be fixed.
b. to shed (blood, tears)
Se vertió mucha sangre en la batalla.A lot of blood was shed in battle.
3. (to convert to another language)
a. to translate
Tengo que verter este documento de inglés a español.I have to translate this document from English into Spanish.
4. (to express)
a. to tell (a rumor)
Los candidatos han estado vertiendo rumores sobre sus adversarios.The candidates have been telling rumors about their adversaries.
b. to voice (an opinion)
No puedes verter tus opiniones delante de la clase así como así.You can't voice your opinions in front of the class just like that.
c. to make (an accusation or criticism)
Vertió graves acusaciones contra el Presidente.He made serious accusations against the President.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to stream)
a. to flow
El río Amazonas vierte en el océano Atlántico.The Amazon River flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (derramar)
a. to spill
2. (vaciar; líquido)
a. to pour (out)
3. (recipiente)
a. to empty
4. (basura, residuos)
a. to dump
los ríos vierten sus aguas en el marrivers flow into the sea
5. (traducir)
a. to translate
6. (expresar)
a. to make
verter insultos sobre alguiento shower somebody with insults
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
verter a o ento flow into
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (derramarse)
a. to spill
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transitive verb
1 [+contenido] to pour (out); empty (out); (sin querer) to spill; pour; [+lágrimas, luz, sangre] to shed; [+basura, residuos] to dump; tip
vertió el contenido de la bolsa encima de la mesa she poured the contents of the bag onto the table; he vertido el café sobre el mantel I've spilled my coffee on the tablecloth
2 [+recipiente] (vaciar) to empty (out); (invertir) to tip up; (sin querer) to upset;
3 (Lingüística) to translate;a into
intransitive verb
[+río] to flow; run;a into; [+declive] to fall;a towards;
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