ser de
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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. (used to express origin)
a. to be from
¿Eres de la Mérida de México o de la de España? - Yo soy de la Mérida mexicana.Are you from the Merida in Mexico or from the one in Spain? - I'm from the Mexican Merida.
b. to come from
La mayoría de mis alumnos son de los Estados Unidos.Most of my students come from the United States.
2. (used to express possession)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Son de alguien estos pantalones?Are these anybody's pants?
Los zapatos rojos son de la novia.The red shoes are the bride's.
3. (to be composed of)
a. to be made of
Esta mesa es de madera maciza.This table is made of solid wood.
4. (to be a fan of)
a. to root for
Aquí todos somos del Atlético de Madrid.We all root for Atletico de Madrid around here.
5. (to be associated with)
a. to be at
Nos hacen un descuento en el museo por ser de la Universidad de Harvard.We get a discount at the museum for being at Harvard University.
b. to be from
El chico es de la empresa de mensajería. Dice que tiene un paquete para usted.The young man is from the courier service. He says he has a parcel for you.
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