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"El mes pasado" is a phrase which is often translated as "last month", and "celebrar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to celebrate". Learn more about the difference between "el mes pasado" and "celebrar" below.
el mes pasado(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. last month
Fuimos a Italia para visitar a mi familia el mes pasado.We went to Italy to visit my family last month.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to commemorate)
a. to celebrate
Siempre celebro Año Nuevo con la familia de mi esposo.I always celebrate New Year's with my husband's family.
2. (to cause to take place)
a. to hold
Celebramos una reunión con todas las partes implicadas, pero no llegamos a un acuerdo.We held a meeting with all the parties involved, but didn't reach an agreement.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(to be happy about)
a. to be pleased
Celebro que hayas ganado el concurso.I'm pleased that you won the contest.
b. to be delighted
Celebro que hayas decidido terminar con tus estudios.I'm delighted that you've decided to finish your studies.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(to approve of)
a. to celebrate
El comité celebró la propuesta del presidente.The committee celebrated the chairman's proposal.
b. to praise
Los periódicos celebraron el último libro del novelista.The newspapers praised the novelist's latest book.
c. to laugh at (a joke)
Todos celebraban ruidosamente las bromas del jefe.Everyone laughed out loud at the boss's jokes.
5. (religious or legal)
a. to perform
El juez celebró el matrimonio de la pareja.The judged performed the couple's marriage ceremony.
b. to say (Mass)
El papa Francisco celebró una misa para honrar a la Virgen de Guadalupe.Pope Francis said Mass to honor the Virgin of Guadalupe.
c. to celebrate (Mass)
¿Dónde se celebrará la misa de Pascua este año?Where will Easter Mass be celebrated this year?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (religious)
a. to say Mass
Los sacerdotes fueron a celebrar a las distintas parroquias del estado.The priests went to the different parishes of the state to say Mass.
b. to celebrate Mass
El obispo prometió celebrar en la capital.The bishop promised to celebrate Mass in the capital.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (to be commemorated)
a. to be celebrated
El Día de Muertos se celebra el 2 de noviembre.Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2nd.
8. (to take place)
a. to be held
El torneo de golf se celebrará este año en Gleneagles, Escocia, en septiembre.The golf tournament will be held in September at Gleaneagles, Scotland.
b. to be signed (a pact, treaty, or contract)
En esta sala se celebró el pacto entre ambos partidos.The contract was signed by both parties in this room.
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