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"Be born" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "nacer", and "name" is a noun which is often translated as "el nombre". Learn more about the difference between "be born" and "name" below.
be born(
bi
 
bawrn
)
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. (general)
a. nacer
Giraffes already have little horns when they are born.Las jirafas ya tienen cuernitos cuando nacen.
When was your baby born?¿Cuándo nació tu bebé?
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name(
neym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (forename)
a. el nombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My name is James.Mi nombre es James.
2. (surname)
a. el apellido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Gonzalez is a very common name in Latin America.González es un apellido muy común en Latinoamérica.
3. (reputation)
a. la fama
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It would seem that he deserves his good name.Parece ser que se merece su buena fama.
b. la reputación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Maintaining the dignity of my family's name is all that matters to me.Lo único que me importa es mantener la dignidad de la reputación de mi familia.
4. (person)
a. la figura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All of the biggest names in fashion are going to be at the show.Todas las más importantes figuras de la moda van a estar en la presentación.
5. (insult)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ben came home from school in tears because people had been calling him names.Ben regresó a casa llorando porque le habían estado insultando.
Mom, they always make fun of me and call me names.Mamá, siempre se burlan de mí y me insultan.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to give a name)
a. llamar
We've agreed to name our baby Luis, after my wife's grandfather.Hemos acordado llamar a nuestro bebé Luis, en honor al abuelo de mi esposa.
b. poner
The actor named his son Kal-El. Can you believe it?El actor le puso Kal-El a su hijo. ¿Lo puedes creer?
7. (to mention)
a. nombrar
You weren't named in the will.No te nombraron en el testamento.
8. (to appoint)
a. nombrar
Percy Weasley was just named a prefect.Acaban de nombrar a Percy Weasley como monitor.
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