llegar a ser
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llegar a ser(
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. (to end up as)
a. to become
Nadie podía imaginar que una modesta maestra de escuela rural llegaría a ser la presidenta de la nación.No one could ever imagine that a modest rural schoolteacher would become the nation's president.
b. to get to be
No llegarás a ser un buen pintor si no practicas mucho.You'll never get to be a good painter if you don't practice a lot.
c. to come to be
Galván llegó a ser uno de los mejores actores de su generación.Galvan came to be one of the best actors of his generation.
d. to make it to
No sé cómo un músico tan mediocre llegó a ser primer violín.I don't know how such a poor musician made it to first violin.
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