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"Belong to" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "pertenecer a", and "with" is a preposition which is often translated as "con". Learn more about the difference between "belong to" and "with" below.
belong to(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be the property of)
a. pertenecer a
These books belong to my father.Estos libros pertenecen a mi padre.
b. ser de
This video belongs to the library.Este video es de la biblioteca.
2. (to be affiliated with)
a. pertenecer a
I belong to a local chapter of a global not-for-profit organization.Pertenezco a una sección local de una organización global sin fines de lucro.
b. ser miembro de
Lena belongs to the local Girl Scouts group.Lena es miembro del grupo local de las Chicas Exploradoras.
3. (to be part of something)
a. ser de
This ribbon belongs to my pink dress.Esta cinta es de mi vestido rosado.
b. pertenecer a
This attachment belongs to the vacuum cleaner.Este accesorio pertenece a la aspiradora.
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (accompanying)
a. con
Will you go out with him on Saturday?¿Saldrás con él el sábado?
2. (in descriptions)
a. con
I dream of a house with a white fence.Sueño con una casa con una valla blanca.
3. (used to indicate manner)
a. con
In Japan they eat with chopsticks.En Japón comen con palillos.
4. (according to)
a. con
The tide varies with the Moon's position in its orbit.La marea varía con la posición y la órbita de la luna.
5. (used to indicate cause)
a. de
She shivered with cold when she went outside.Tembló de frío al salir afuera.
6. (despite)
a. con
I think she's held up great with all she's been through!¡Creo que lo llevó genial con todo lo que le pasó!
7. (in the same direction)
a. con
The leaves are flying up with the wind.Las hojas vuelan con el viento.
8. (for or alongside)
a. en
My uncle has been working with NASA for nearly 40 years.Mi tío lleva casi 40 años trabajando en la NASA.
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