casarse(
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A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
1. (to wed)
a. to get married
Se casaron por lo civil en el ayuntamiento.They got married in a civil ceremony at the town hall.
b. to marry
La pareja se casó en secreto.The couple married secretly.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to wed; used with "con")
a. to marry
Se casó con su novio de siempre.She married her long-time boyfriend.
b. to get married
¿Sabes si Nacho piensa casarse?Do you know if Nacho is thinking of getting married?
casar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to join in marriage)
a. to marry
El cura casó a la pareja en una bonita ceremonia.The priest married the couple in a beautiful ceremony.
4. (to give in marriage)
a. to marry off
Ya han casado a todas sus hijas.They have married off all their daughters.
5. (to join)
a. to fit together
Para completar el puzle, tienes que casar todas las piezas.To complete the puzzle, you have to fit together all the pieces.
b. to match up
Procura que casen los dibujos del papel pintado cuando lo pegues.Try to match up the patterns in the wallpaper when you stick it up.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to marry; used with "con")
a. to marry
Casó con una chica de familia humilde.He married a girl from a humble family.
7. (to match together)
a. to fit together
Las piezas del armario no casan.The pieces of the wardrobe don't fit together.
b. to match up
Los dibujos de la tela tienen que casar antes de coser las dos partes.The pattern on the fabric needs to match up before sewing the pieces together.
8. (to be harmonious)
a. to go together
El color del sofá no casa con la pintura de las paredes.The color of the sofa and the paint on the walls don't go together.
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casar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (en matrimonio)
a. to marry
2. (unir)
a. to fit together
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. to match
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (general)
a. to get married
casarse por la iglesiato have a church wedding
casarse por lo civilto have a registry office wedding, civil wedding
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no se casa con nadiehe doesn't take sides
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casar
transitive verb
1 (unir en matrimonio) to marry
los casó el cura del pueblo they were married by the village priest
2 (dar en matrimonio) to marry off
casará a su hija el mes próximo
ya ha casado a todas sus hijas she's married off all her daughters
3 (hacer coincidir) to match up
casa los estampados antes de coser las telas match up the patterns before sewing the pieces together
casa los calcetines antes de tenderlos
4 (Tipografía) to impose
intransitive verb
1 (armonizar)
estas dos piezas casan perfectamente these two pieces go together o fit together perfectly; hay una serie de datos que no casan there are a number of details that don't tally o match up; sus dos declaraciones no casan her two statements do not match up o tally; casar con algo: el color de la alfombra no casa con el del sofá the colour of the carpet doesn't go with that of the sofa; mis noticias no casan con las tuyas the news I have doesn't tally with o match yours; tanta modestia no casa con sus ansias de poder such modesty doesn't go with o tally with his craving for power
2 (contraer matrimonio)
casó con una chica del pueblo he married o he got married to a girl from the town
pronominal verb
casarse to marry; get married
¿cuándo te casas? when are you getting married?; se casó con una italiana he married an Italian woman; he got married to an Italian woman
no casarse con nadie
respeta a todo el mundo, pero no se casa con nadie he respects everyone but doesn't side with any of them
el autor cita distintas teorías, pero no se casa con nadie
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