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"Give birth" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "dar a luz", and "deliver" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "entregar". Learn more about the difference between "give birth" and "deliver" below.
give birth(
gihv
 
buhrth
)
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 cause a child to be born)
a. dar a luz
My wife said that her water broke and we knew that she was going to give birth.Mi mujer me avisó que había roto aguas y supimos que iba a dar a luz.
b. parir
We didn't make it to the hospital in time, and she ended up giving birth in the elevator.No llegamos al hospital a tiempo y acabó pariendo en el ascensor.
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
2. (to cause to be born)
a. dar a luz
To everyone's surprise, Maria gave birth to quintuplets this morning.Para la sorpresa de todos, María dio a luz a quintillizos esta mañana.
b. parir
Congratulations, you just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.Felicidades, acabas de parir una hermosa niña.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to create)
a. dar origen a
The introduction of technology in the classroom gave birth to new pedagogical methods.La introducción de la tecnología en la aula dio origen a nuevos métodos pedagógicos.
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deliver(
duh
-
lih
-
vuhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hand over)
a. entregar
They tried to deliver the package, but I wasn't home.Intentaron entregar el paquete, pero no estaba en casa.
b. repartir
The dog bit the mailman while he was trying to deliver the mail.El perro mordió al cartero mientras intentaba repartir el correo.
2. (to tell)
a. dar
I've been asked to deliver the bad news to the employees.Me han pedido darle la mala noticia a los empleados.
b. pronunciar
It's the foreman who delivers the verdict on the jury's behalf.Es el presidente del jurado el que pronuncia el veredicto de parte del jurado.
3. (medicine)
a. atender el parto
The doctor delivered five babies today.El doctor atendió el parto de cinco bebés hoy.
4. (to save)
a. librar
We ask God to deliver us from evil.Le pedimos a Dios que nos libre del mal.
5. (to apply)
a. asestar
By arresting its leader, the police delivered a final blow to the cartel.Cuando arrestaron a su líder, la policía asestó un golpe final al cartel.
6. (sports)
a. lanzar
He delivered some great passes in today's game.Lanzó unos muy buenos pases en el juego de hoy.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to hand over)
a. entregar
We deliver for free.Entregamos gratuitamente.
8. (to fulfill)
a. cumplir
They asked him to do a lot of work and he delivered.Le pidieron hacer mucho trabajo y cumplió.
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