Quick answer
"Correspond" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "corresponder", and "belong" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "ser de". Learn more about the difference between "correspond" and "belong" below.
correspond(
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spand
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to agree)
a. corresponder
The accountant found that her numbers didn't correspond with those submitted.La contable halló que sus números no correspondían con los que había recibido.
b. corresponderse
Some of the statements made by witnesses do not correspond.Algunas declaraciones de los testigos no se correspondían.
2. (to communicate)
a. escribirse
My penpal from Sweden and I correspond as often as we're able.Mi amigo por correspondencia de Suecia y yo nos escribimos tanto como podemos.
b. mantener correspondencia
I've been corresponding with an antique dealer who has a rare painting.Vengo manteniendo correspondencia con un anticuario que tiene un cuadro raro.
3. (to be equivalent to; used with "to")
a. equivaler a
The duties of the Mossos in Catalonia correspond to some of those of the National Guard in the United States.Las responsabilidades de los Mozos en Cataluña equivalen a algunas de las de la Guardia Nacional en Estados Unidos.
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belong(
bi
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lang
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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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