hacer el papel de

hacer el papel de(
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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. (film, theater, television)
a. to play the role of
En su última película, la actriz hace el papel de una violinista de éxito que se enamora de un rapper.In her last movie, the actress plays the role of a successful violinist who falls in love with a rapper.
b. to play the part of
Lo han elegido para hacer el papel de Hamlet en la nueva producción teatral.He has been chosen to play the part of Hamlet in the new theater production.
2. (to act as)
a. to play the role of
Su mujer murió y a él le tocó hacer el papel de padre y de madre de esos niños.His wife died and he had to play the role of father and mother to those children.
3. (to pretend to be)
a. to play the role of
Es una persona inteligente. ¿Por qué siempre tiene que hacer el papel de mujer débil y tonta?She's an intelligent person. Why has she always got to play the role of a weak and stupid woman?
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