ser de la casa
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be very close) 
No hace falta que saquemos la cubertería de plata, Ernesto es de la casa.We don't need to take out the set of silver cutlery. Ernesto is like one of the family.
2. (to live in the house) 
a. no direct translation 
¿Son ustedes de la casa? ¿Saben dónde está la cocina?Do you live here? Do you know where the kitchen is?
No puede entrar. - Soy de la casa. ¿Qué ocurrió? - Todavía no lo sabemos con certeza, pero parece que hubo una explosión de gas.You can't go in. - I live here. What happened? - We don't know for certain yet, but it seems there was a gas explotion.
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