"nacer" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

intransitive verb
1. to be born (venir al mundo) (niño, animal) ; to sprout, to begin to grow (planta) ; to hatch (out) (pájaro)
  • al nacer -> at birth
  • ¿dónde naciste? — nací en Brasil -> where were you born? — I was born in Brazil
  • nacer de/en -> to be born of/in
  • nacer de familia humilde -> to be born into a poor family
  • nacer para algo -> to be born for something
  • ha nacido cantante -> she's a born singer
  • no he nacido ayer (figurative) -> I wasn't born yesterday
  • volver a nacer (figurative) -> to have a lucky escape
2. to grow (surgir) (pelo) ; to rise, to have its source (río) ; to rise (sol, luna) ; to have its roots (costumbre, duda)

nacer [nah-therr’]
verb neuter
1. To be born, to come into the world. (n)
2. To flower, to blossom (flores). (n)
3. To hud, to shoot, to grow (plantas). (n)
4. To rise, to appear on the horizon. (n)
5. To take its rise, to have its beginning from. (n)
6. To spring, to take its rise, to flow from (río). (n)
7. To be reared in some habit. (n)
8. To infer one thing from another. (n)
9. To appear or start up all of a sudden 10. (n)
10. To spring up (agua), to rise (estrella). (n)
  • Nacer de pies -> to be born to good luck
  • Haber nacido tarde -> to be deficient in experience or intelligence
  • Nacer en tal día -> to escape from peril
  • Entre ellos ha nacido una fuerte simpatía -> a strong friendship has sprung up between them
verb reflexive
11. To be propagated by nature, not sown, as grass.
Followed by a preposition, it signifies natural propensity or destiny; as, Nació para ser gran general, he was born to be a great general.(Yo nazco, yo nazca, from Nacer. V. CONOCER.

1 [+persona, animal] to be born; [+ave, insecto, reptil] to hatch
nací en Cuba I was born in Cuba; cuando nazca el niño when the baby is born; nació para poeta he was born to be a poet; no nació para sufrir she was not born to suffer; al nacer at birth
pesó 4 kg al nacer
nacer en el seno de una familia adinerada to be born into a wealthy family; nacer muerto to be stillborn; nacer antes de tiempo to be born prematurely
¡a ver si te crees que he nacido ayer!
¡oye, que no nací ayer! I wasn't born yesterday, you know!
nacer con estrella to be born under a lucky star
nacer de pie to be born lucky
nadie nace enseñado we all have to learn
nacer parado (And) to be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
volver a nacer to have a lucky escape
unos nacen con estrella y otros estrellados fortune smiles on some but not on others
- el hijo de Juan sin tener carrera ha llegado a director de empresa, mientras que el primo aún siendo ingeniero no logra ni encontrar trabajo - así es la vida, unos nacen con estrella y otros estrellados
2 [+planta] (gen) to sprout; bud; (aparecer) to come up; [+pelo, plumas] to grow; sprout
le nacieron alas it sprouted wings
le nació mucho pelo
3 [+estrella, sol] to rise; [+día] to dawn
4 [+agua] to spring up; appear; begin to flow; [+camino] to begin; start;de from;en in;
5 [+revolución, miedo] to spring;de from; [+idea] to come;de from; originate; have its origin;de, en in
la revolución nace del descontento el miedo nace de la ignorancia
el error nace del hecho de que ... the error springs o stems from the fact that ...; entre ellos ha nacido una fuerte simpatía a strong friendship has sprung up between them; nació una sospecha en su mente a suspicion formed in her mind; ¿de dónde nace la idea? where does the idea come from?
nacer a: con esa exposición nació a la vida artística that exhibition saw the beginning of his artistic career; nacer al amor to awaken to love
1 (Botánica) to bud; sprout
2 (Cos) to split

Verb Conjugations for "nacer" (go to to be born)


yo nazco nací nacía nacería naceré
naces naciste nacías nacerías nacerás
él/ella/Ud. nace nació nacía nacería nacerá
nosotros nacemos nacimos nacíamos naceríamos naceremos
vosotros nacéis nacisteis nacíais naceríais naceréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. nacen nacieron nacían nacerían nacerán
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