Spanish Transitive Verb
A verbo transitivo is a verb that requires one or more objects to complete its meaning, i.e the verb needs a complemento directo - direct object.
Nosotros tenemos un coche
We have a car. ( What do we have? -a car)
El gato bebe leche
The cat drinks milk. (What does he drink? -milk)
Ella escribió unos poemas
She wrote a few poems. ( What did she write? -some poems)
- Verbos transitivos can work as instransitivos if there is not a direct odject in the sentence.
El niño come rápido.
The child is eating quickly.
- Verbos intransitivos can work as transitivos if they appear in the sentence with a direct object.
Los niños juegan al fútbol.
The kids are playing football.