"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.
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dar las gracias
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