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be supposed to
transitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to be obliged)
a. suponerse que
You are supposed to pay tuition before the tenth.Se supone que pagues la colegiatura antes del día diez.
no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
Children are supposed to be in bed early.Los niños tienen que ir a dormir temprano.
You're not supposed to use your cellphone in the library.No debes usar el teléfono celular en la biblioteca.
2. (to be thought to)
3. (to be intended to)
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