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"By being" is a phrase which is often translated as "siendo", and "being" is a noun which is often translated as "el ser". Learn more about the difference between "by being" and "being" below.
by being(
bay
 
bi
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ihng
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to indicate a permanent quality)
a. siendo
It seems that these days you can become a celebrity simply by being stupid.Parece que hoy en día puedes hacerte famoso simplemente siendo estúpido.
2. (used to indicate a temporary state)
a. estando
You learn a lot about a country's culture and customs just by being there.Se aprende mucho de la cultura y las costumbres de un país simplemente estando allí.
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being(
bi
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ihng
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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. (a living thing)
a. el ser
(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 human being is the only species that blushes.El ser humano es la única especie que se sonroja.
There are many debates on the existence of otherworldly beings.Hay muchos debates sobre la existencia de seres de otro mundo.
2. (existence)
a. el ser
(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).
Between being and doing, who's to say what truly makes a man?Entre el ser y el hacer, ¿quién dirá cuál verdaderamente hace al hombre?
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