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"Dar las gracias" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to thank", and "Pedro" is a proper noun which is often translated as "Peter". Learn more about the difference between "dar las gracias" and "Pedro" below.
dar las gracias(
dahr
 
lahs
 
grah
-
syahs
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (used with "a")
a. to thank
Quiero dar las gracias a todos quienes hicieron posible este evento.I want to thank everyone who has made this event possible.
b. to say thanks
Me gustaría dar las gracias a mi familia, por su inmensa paciencia y apoyo.I'd like to say thanks to my family, for their infinite patience and support.
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
2. (general)
a. to say thanks
No es fácil enseñarles a los niños a dar las gracias.Teaching your kids to say thanks is not easy.
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Pedro(
peh
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droh
)
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (name)
a. Peter
Visitamos el Vaticano para ver la Basílica de San Pedro.We visited the Vatican to see Saint Peter's Basilica.
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