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"Belong" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "ser de", and "property" is a noun which is often translated as "la propiedad". Learn more about the difference between "belong" and "property" below.
belong(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be the property of; used with "to")
a. ser de
This sweater belongs to my brother.Este jersey es de mi hermano.
b. pertenecer a
These books belong to the library.Estos libros pertenecen a la biblioteca.
2. (to be affiliated to)
a. pertenecer a
It's not compulsory to belong to this association in order to become a politician.No es obligatorio pertenecer a esta asociación para llegar a ser político.
b. ser miembro de
My uncle belongs to the sailing club.Mi tío es miembro del club de vela.
3. (to be a part of something)
a. ser de
This pin belongs to my earring; I had lost it.Esta barrita es de mi pendiente; se me había perdido.
b. pertenece a
This button belongs to the pirate costume.Este botón le pertenece al disfraz de pirata.
4. (to be in the proper place)
a. ir
The cutting board for the fish belongs in the right cabinet.La tabla de cortar pescado va en el armario de la derecha.
5. (to fit in)
a. encajar
It's the first time that I feel that I belong in a group.Por primera vez siento que encajo en un grupo.
6. (to be properly classified)
a. ir
The basket belongs to the desk.La papelera va con el escritorio.
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property(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (possession)
a. la propiedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Hey, don't touch the car. It's not your property.Oye, no toques el coche. No es de tu propiedad.
2. (real estate)
a. la propiedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Who owns the property next door?¿Quién es el dueño de la propiedad de al lado?
b. el inmueble
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This luxurious property has been discounted to under $10,000,000.Este lujoso inmueble ha bajado a menos de $10,000,000.
c. el terreno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We plan to develop this property into a first class hotel.Tenemos la intención de convertir este terreno en un hotel de primera clase.
3. (attribute)
a. la propiedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This plant is said to have cancer-curing properties.Se dice que esta planta tiene propiedades que curan el cáncer.
4. (phenomenon)
a. el estrella
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la estrella
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is the hottest property in Hollywood this year.Él es la estrella de moda en Hollywood este año.
5. (theater)
a. el accesorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The properties for the play included swords, apples, and coffee cups.Los accesorios para la obra incluyeron espadas, manzanas y tazas para café.
properties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (theater)
a. el atrezzo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The students made the play's properties.El atrezzo de la obra lo hicieron los alumnos.
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