be close to
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be close to(
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
1. (to be physically near)
a. estar cerca de
My house is close to the soccer stadium.Mi casa está cerca del estadio de fútbol.
2. (to have an intimate relationship)
a. ser íntimo de
I'm close to Hannah, but I don't know what she does at work.Soy íntimo de Hannah, pero no sé en qué trabaja.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I am close to some of my coworkers.Unos de mis colegas y yo somos amigos cercanos.
We played a lot as children, but I'm not close to him anymore.Jugábamos mucho de niños, pero ya no tengo mucha relación con él.
3. (to approach in time)
a. estar a punto de
The news channels are close to announcing the winner of the election.Los canales de noticias están a punto de anunciar el ganador de la elección.
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