nacer
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nacer(
nah
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sehr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to come into the world)
a. to be born
Su bebé nacerá muy pronto.Her baby will be born very soon.
b. to hatch (from an egg)
¿Cuántos pollitos han nacido?How many chicks have hatched?
2. (to develop)
a. to sprout
A mi orquídea le ha nacido una hoja nueva.My orchid has sprouted a new leaf.
b. to grow
No se preocupe, le volverá a nacer el pelo.Don't worry, your hair will grow back.
3. (to originate)
a. to rise
El Nilo nace en África central.The Nile rises in central Africa.
b. to have its source
El río nace en esa montaña.The river has its source in that mountain.
c. to start
El camino nace en la aldea.The path starts in the village.
4. (to arise)
a. to grow
De ese encuentro, nació una bonita amistad.From that meeting, a beautiful friendship grew.
5. (astronomy)
a. to rise
¿Por dónde nace el sol?Where does the sun rise?
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nacer
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (venir al mundo; niño, animal)
a. to be born
2. (planta)
a. to sprout, to begin to grow
3. (pájaro)
a. to hatch (out)
al nacerat birth
¿dónde naciste? — nací en Brasilwhere were you born? — I was born in Brazil
nacer de/ento be born of/in
nacer de familia humildeto be born into a poor family
nacer para algoto be born for something
ha nacido cantanteshe's a born singer
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no he nacido ayerI wasn't born yesterday
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
volver a nacerto have a lucky escape
6. (surgir; pelo)
a. to grow
7. (río)
a. to rise, to have its source
8. (sol, luna)
a. to rise
9. (costumbre, duda)
a. to have its roots
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nacer
intransitive verb
1 [+persona, animal] to be born; [+ave, insecto, reptil] to hatch
nací en Cuba I was born in Cuba; cuando nazca el niño when the baby is born; nació para poeta he was born to be a poet; no nació para sufrir she was not born to suffer; al nacer at birth
pesó 4 kg al nacer
nacer en el seno de una familia adinerada to be born into a wealthy family; nacer muerto to be stillborn; nacer antes de tiempo to be born prematurely
¡a ver si te crees que he nacido ayer!
¡oye, que no nací ayer! I wasn't born yesterday, you know!
nacer con estrella to be born under a lucky star
nacer de pie to be born lucky
nadie nace enseñado we all have to learn
nacer parado (And) to be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
volver a nacer to have a lucky escape
unos nacen con estrella y otros estrellados fortune smiles on some but not on others
- el hijo de Juan sin tener carrera ha llegado a director de empresa, mientras que el primo aún siendo ingeniero no logra ni encontrar trabajo - así es la vida, unos nacen con estrella y otros estrellados
2 [+planta] (gen) to sprout; bud; (aparecer) to come up; [+pelo, plumas] to grow; sprout
le nacieron alas it sprouted wings
le nació mucho pelo
3 [+estrella, sol] to rise; [+día] to dawn
4 [+agua] to spring up; appear; begin to flow; [+camino] to begin; start;de from;en in;
5 [+revolución, miedo] to spring;de from; [+idea] to come;de from; originate; have its origin;de, en in
la revolución nace del descontento el miedo nace de la ignorancia
el error nace del hecho de que ... the error springs o stems from the fact that ...; entre ellos ha nacido una fuerte simpatía a strong friendship has sprung up between them; nació una sospecha en su mente a suspicion formed in her mind; ¿de dónde nace la idea? where does the idea come from?
6
nacer a: con esa exposición nació a la vida artística that exhibition saw the beginning of his artistic career; nacer al amor to awaken to love
pronominal verb
nacerse
1 (Botánica) to bud; sprout
2 (Cos) to split
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