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"Divorciad" is a form of "divorciar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to divorce". "Casad" is a form of "casar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to marry". Learn more about the difference between "divorciad" and "casad" below.
divorciar(
dee
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bohr
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syahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (legal)
a. to divorce
El juzgado local no está autorizado para divorciar a parejas extranjeras.The local courts are not authorized to divorce foreign couples.
2. (to dissociate)
a. to divorce
No se puede divorciar la música de las tradiciones culturales del pueblo.It's not possible to divorce the music from the cultural traditions of its people.
b. to separate
Por mucho que lo han intentado nuestros políticos, se ha vuelto casi imposible divorciar la iglesia del estado.As hard as our politicians have tried, it's become nearly impossible to separate Church and State.
divorciarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to get separated)
a. to get divorced
Mi primo Gabriel se acaba de divorciar de la segunda esposa.My cousin Gabriel just got divorced from his second wife.
b. to get a divorce
El esposo de Sandra le dijo que ya no la ama, y que se quiere divorciar.Sandra's husband told her he doesn't love her anymore, and wants to get a divorce.
c. to divorce
Los papás de mi amiga se divorciaron después de treinta años de casados.My friend's parents divorced after thirty years of marriage.
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casar(
kah
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sahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to join in marriage)
a. to marry
El cura casó a la pareja en una bonita ceremonia.The priest married the couple in a beautiful ceremony.
2. (to give in marriage)
a. to marry off
Ya han casado a todas sus hijas.They have married off all their daughters.
3. (to join)
a. to fit together
Para completar el puzle, tienes que casar todas las piezas.To complete the puzzle, you have to fit together all the pieces.
b. to match up
Procura que casen los dibujos del papel pintado cuando lo pegues.Try to match up the patterns in the wallpaper when you stick it up.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to marry; used with "con")
a. to marry
Casó con una chica de familia humilde.He married a girl from a humble family.
5. (to match together)
a. to fit together
Las piezas del armario no casan.The pieces of the wardrobe don't fit together.
b. to match up
Los dibujos de la tela tienen que casar antes de coser las dos partes.The pattern on the fabric needs to match up before sewing the pieces together.
6. (to be harmonious)
a. to go together
El color del sofá no casa con la pintura de las paredes.The color of the sofa and the paint on the walls don't go together.
casarse
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
7. (to wed)
a. to get married
Se casaron por lo civil en el ayuntamiento.They got married in a civil ceremony at the town hall.
b. to marry
La pareja se casó en secreto.The couple married secretly.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (to wed; used with "con")
a. to marry
Se casó con su novio de siempre.She married her long-time boyfriend.
b. to get married
¿Sabes si Nacho piensa casarse?Do you know if Nacho is thinking of getting married?
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