deber ser

deber ser(
deh
-
behr
 
sehr
)
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. (used to express obligation)
a. must be
Sé que su situación es muy difícil, pero debe ser fuerte y seguir adelante por sus hijos.I know you're in a very difficult situation, but you must be strong and carry on for your children's sake.
b. to have to be
Un camarero debe ser amable con los clientes.A waiter has to be nice to his customers.
c. should be
Yo creo que debería ser despedido por lo que ha hecho.I think he should be fired for what he's done.
d. ought to be
Debes ser más paciente con ella, solo tiene diez años.You ought to be more patient with her. She's only ten years old.
2. (used to express possibility)
a. must be
Hoy debe ser día de fiesta aquí porque está todo cerrado.Today must be a holiday here because everything is closed.
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