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"De" is a preposition which is often translated as "from", and "estar seguro" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to be safe". Learn more about the difference between "de" and "estar seguro" below.
de(
deh
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate origin)
a. from
Mis padres vienen de Nicaragua.My parents are from Nicaragua.
2. (used to indicate material)
a. of
Esta mesa está hecha de plástico.This table is made of plastic.
3. (used to express possession)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Te recojo en el coche de mi padre.I'll come get you in my father's car.
¿Esa no es la casa de Susana?Isn't that Susana's house?
4. (used to indicate characteristics)
a. of
La comida era de gran calidad.The food was of great quality.
5. (used to indicate content)
a. of
Andrés siempre llevaba una bolsa de canicas.Andres always carried around a bag of marbles.
6. (with compound nouns)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Voy a comprar otro traje de baño para el verano.I'm going to buy another bathing suit for the summer.
Se usa la palanca de cambios para cambiar las marchas.You use the gear shift to change the gears.
7. (used to indicate time)
a. in
Es mejor trabajar de mañana.It is better to work in the morning.
8. (used to express cause)
a. with
Me sorprendí llorando de pena al pensar en él.I caught myself crying with sorrow when I thought of him.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
9. (letter)
a. d
¿Dijiste la letra de o te?Did you say the letter d or t?
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estar seguro(
ehs
-
tahr
 
seh
-
goo
-
roh
)
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
1. (to be out of danger)
a. to be safe
Construyeron refugios antiatómicos donde la población podía estar segura.They built nuclear shelters where the population could be safe.
2. (to be confident in an idea)
a. to be sure
Esta es la forma correcta de hacerlo. - ¿Estás segura?This is the right way to do it. - Are you sure?
3. (to be stable)
a. to be secure
¿Está seguro este andamio? ¿Puedo subir?Is this scaffold secure? Can I climb up?
4. (to be self-assured)
a. to be confident
Jim estaba muy seguro de sí mismo, pero yo no veía las cosas tan claras como él.Jim was very self-confident, but I didn't see things as clearly as he did.
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