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A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
a. to get late
Se está haciendo tarde para ir al parque. Ya es casi de noche. Yo creo que deberíamos dejarlo para mañana.It's getting late to go to the park. It's almost dark. I think we should leave it till tomorrow.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Arréglate. Se nos está haciendo tarde.Get ready. It's getting late.
Si no salgo ahora, se me va a hacer tarde.If I don't leave now, I'll be late.
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