hermanarse

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hermanarse(
ehr
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mah
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nahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to become closer together)
a. to unite
A lo largo de la historia, los dos países se hermanaron a menudo para luchar contra un enemigo común.Throughout history, the two countries often united in order to fight a common enemy.
2. (to create two towns ties between themselves)
a. to be made sister cities
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La ciudad española de Cáceres y la ciudad italiana de Lacio se hermanaron en 2008.The Spanish town of Caceres and the Italian town of Lacio were made sister cities in 2008.
b. to be twinned (United Kingdom)
Desde que se hermanaron, las dos ciudades han colaborado en varios proyectos para reforzar sus vínculos.Since they were twinned, the two cities have collaborated in several projects to strengthen their ties.
hermanar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to bring closer together)
a. to unite
Nuestros pueblos están hermanados por un objetivo común: lograr la libertad de todas las naciones.Our peoples are united by a common objective: to achieve freedom for all nations.
4. (to create ties between two towns)
a. to make sister cities
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Asunción y Madrid fueron hermanadas hace dos años.Asuncion and Madrid were made sister cities two years ago.
b. to twin (United Kingdom)
Nuestro pueblo está hermanado con otros pueblos de todo el mundo.Our town is twinned with other towns all over the world.
5. (to put in pairs) (Southern Cone)
a. to pair
¿Puedes hermanar los calcetines de ese montón, por favor?Can you please pair the socks in that pile?
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hermanar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (esfuerzos, personas)
a. to unite
2. (ciudades)
a. to twin
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (ciudades)
a. to be twinned
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hermanar
transitive verb
1 (hacer juego) to match
2 (unir) [+ciudades] to twin; make sister cities; (EEUU)
3 (armonizar) to harmonize; bring into harmony
4 (S. Cone) (hacer pares) to pair
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