zambullir

zambullir(
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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 submerge in water)
a. to dip
Zambulle las rebanadas de manzana en agua con limón para mantenerlas frescas.Dip the apple slices in water with lemon to keep them from yellowing.
b. to duck
Es mejor zambullir la cabeza en el agua cuando nadas.It's better to duck your head underwater when you swim.
zambullirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to jump into water)
a. to dive
Me zambullí en la piscina y salpiqué a mi hermana que estaba sentada en el borde.I dove in the pool and splashed my sister who was sitting on the edge.
Lisa se zambulló en la parte honda de la piscina y casi se ahoga.Lisa dove into the deep end of the pool and almost drowned.
3. (to submerge oneself)
a. to duck
¡Aguanta la respiración y zambúllete debajo del agua!Hold your breath and duck underwater!
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to engross oneself)
a. to submerge oneself
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Se zambulló en su libro y no se dio cuenta que todos nos fuimos.He submerged himself in his book and didn't notice that we all left.
b. to immerse oneself
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Viajar te da la oportunidad de zambullirte en una cultura extranjera.Travelling gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign culture.
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zambullir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to dip, to submerge
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (agua)
a. to dive
3. (actividad)
a. to immerse oneself
zambullir
transitive verb
(en el agua) to plunge;en into; (debajo del agua) to duck;en under;
pronominal verb
zambullirse
1 (en el agua) to dive;en into; (debajo del agua) to duck;en under;
2 (ocultarse) to hide
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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