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"Own" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ser dueño de", and "proper" is an adjective which is often translated as "correcto". Learn more about the difference between "own" and "proper" below.
own(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to possess)
a. ser dueño de
He owns six apartments in this building and several more elsewhere.Es dueño de seis apartamentos en este edificio y varios más en otros lugares.
b. poseer
Who owns the key to your heart?¿Quién posee la llave de tu corazón?
c. tener
Our family owns four bicycles but only one works.En casa tenemos cuatro bicicletas, pero solo una funciona.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to admit)
a. reconocer
The witness owned that she had lied to the court.La testigo reconoció que había mentido al tribunal.
b. admitir
The journalist owned that he'd plagiarized his colleague's article.El periodista admitió haber plagiado el artículo de su colega.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to admit; used with "to")
a. reconocer
In the end the patient owned to being a hypocondriac.Al final el paciente reconoció ser un hipocondríaco.
b. admitir
He owned to his guilt only because he was tortured.Admitió su culpa solo porque le torturaron.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (belonging to)
a. propio
I would rather have my own car.Preferiría tener mi propio coche.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
5. (possessive)
a. suyo
Do you know if the dog is her own?¿Sabes si el perro es suyo?
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proper(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (accurate)
a. correcto
What's the proper way to change a tire?¿Cuál es la manera correcta de cambiar una llanta?
2. (appropriate or seemly)
a. apropiado
It's not proper to be discussing our next vacation during mass.No es apropiado platicar de nuestras próximas vacaciones durante la misa.
b. adecuado
I don't think a cocktail dress is proper attire for a job interview.No creo que un vestido de fiesta sea la vestimenta adecuada para una entrevista de trabajo.
3. (in the strictest sense)
a. propiamente dicho
Disneyland is not in Los Angeles proper, but rather in a suburb of L.A.Disneylandia no está en Los Angeles propiamente dicho, sino en un suburbio de L.A.
4. (with formal manners)
a. formal
Miss Baumann is a very proper young lady.La señorita Baumann es una señorita muy formal.
5. (complete) (United Kingdom)
a. verdadero
I'm a proper idiot. I tried to brush my hair with my toothbrush this morning.Soy un verdadero idiota. Intenté cepillarme el cabello con el cepillo dental esta mañana.
6. (grammar)
a. propio
"Cuba" is a proper noun."Cuba" es un nombre propio.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(really) (United Kingdom)
a. realmente
I was proper grateful when my mate spotted me a pint.Estaba realmente agradecido cuando mi amigo me invitó a una cerveza.
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