modo de ser
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modo de ser(
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. personality
Tu madre tiene un modo de ser un poco difícil. No sé si aguantaré unas vacaciones enteras con ella.Your mom has a pretty difficult personality. I'm not sure I can stand a whole vacation with her.
b. character
Me encanta el modo de ser de los italianos. Son tan extrovertidos.I love Italians' character. They're so outgoing.
c. way of being
Para Clara, ser monja no solo era un modo de vida, sino un modo de ser.For Clara, being a nun was not only a way of life but a way of being.
d. nature
Néstor es educado, pero muy tímido. Ese es su modo de ser.Nestor is polite, but very shy. That's his nature.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Gracias, Elena. Eres muy generosa. - Es mi modo de ser. No lo puedo evitar.Thank you, Elena. You're very generous. - That's just the way I am. I can't help it.
¿Qué le pasa a Julio? Ni siquiera saludó. - No se lo tengas en cuenta. Es su modo de ser.What's wrong with Julio? He didn't even say hello. - Oh, don't worry. That's just Julio.
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