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"Emanciparse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to become independent", and "independizarse" is a pronominal verb which is also often translated as "to become independent". Learn more about the difference between "emanciparse" and "independizarse" below.
emanciparse(
eh
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mahn
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see
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pahr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to free oneself)
a. to become independent
No puedo esperar para emanciparme y alejarme de aquí.I can't wait to become independent and move away from here.
b. to become emancipated
Solo unos pocos pueblos lograron emanciparse sin utilizar la violencia.Only a few nations have been able to become emancipated without using violence.
emancipar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to release)
a. to emancipate
El señor decidió emancipar a su esclavo después de diez años.The lord decided to emancipate his slave after ten years.
b. to free
Los habitantes lucharon por emancipar su pueblo del abuso.The inhabitants fought to free the village from the abuse.
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independizarse(
een
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deh
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pehn
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dee
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sahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (politics)
a. to become independent
El país se independizó tras una sangrienta guerra que duró tres años.The country became independent after a bloody three-year war of independence.
b. to gain independence
Los esclavos fueron liberados cuando el país se independizó.The slaves were set free when the country gained independence.
2. (to break free)
a. to become independent
Conseguí un trabajo bien remunerado que me permitió independizarme y mudarme de la casa de mis padres.I got a well-paid job that allowed me to become independent and move out my parents' house.
independizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (politics)
a. to make independent
El monumento está dedicado a los próceres que independizaron a nuestra nación hace dos siglos.The monument is dedicated to the national heroes who made our nation independent two centuries ago.
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