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"Be married" is a phrase which is often translated as "ser casado", and "marry" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "casarse con". Learn more about the difference between "be married" and "marry" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. ser casado
Mom, what's it like to be married?Mamá, ¿cómo es ser casada?
b. estar casado
I would love to be married one day.Me encantaría estar casado algún día.
c. casarse
To be married is a blessing and a great responsibility.Casarse es una bendición y una gran responsabilidad.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to take as wife or husband)
a. casarse con
He asked her to marry him and she said no. Le pidió que se casara con él y ella dijo que no.
2. (to join in marriage)
a. casar
The priest married them in a small church outside the town.El cura los casó en una pequeña iglesia fuera de la ciudad.
3. (to combine)
a. casar
His style of music marries the rhythm of the 50s with contemporary trends.Su estilo de música casa el ritmo de los 50 con las tendencias actuales.
b. unir
The design of my office marries zen and energy, so I can work hard but in a peaceful way.La decoración de mi oficina une lo zen y lo enérgico para poder trabajar duro, pero tranquila.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to take as wife or husband)
a. casarse
She got divorced from her husband but I've heard that they're going to marry again.Se divorció de su marido pero he oído que van a casarse de nuevo.
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