cumplir nueve años

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cumplir nueve años(
koom
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nweh
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nyohs
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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. (to become a nine-year old)
a. to turn nine
Braulio cumple nueve años el sábado próximo. Hay que hacerle un regalo.Braulio turns nine next Saturday. We have to buy him a present.
b. to reach the age of nine
Cuando Olivia cumplió nueve años, ya sabía tocar el piano y componer canciones.By the time Olivia reached the age of nine, she could play the piano and compose songs.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Cuántos años tienes? - Cumplo nueve años la semana que viene.How old are you? - I'll be nine next week.
Mis padres me llevaron a Disneylandia el día que cumplí nueve años.My parents took me to Disneyland for my ninth birthday.
2. (to spend nine years in jail)
a. to serve nine years
Cumplió nueve años en una cárcel holandesa por tráfico de estupefacientes.He served nine years in a Dutch jail for drug trafficking.
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