ser dueño de

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ser dueño de(
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 be the one who owns)
a. to own
María Carmona triunfó en el mundo de los negocios y es dueña de un deslumbrante deportivo.Maria Carmona succeeded in the business world and she owns a stunning sports car.
b. to be the owner of
Ser dueño de un perro implica muchas responsabilidades.To be the owner of a dog involves many responsibilities.
c. to be the proprietor of
Marcos es dueño de una zapatería en el centro del pueblo.Marcos is the proprietor of a shoe store in the center of town.
d. to be the proprietress of (feminine)
La señora Olsen era dueña de la única mercería que había en el barrio.Mrs. Olsen was the proprietress of the only neighborhood's notion's store.
e. to be the landlord of
Simón es dueño de un departamento que tiene rentado a unos estudiantes.Simon is the landlord of an apartment he rents to some students.
f. to be the landlady of (feminine)
Sara jamás imaginó que acabaría siendo la dueña de aquel inmenso terreno.Sara never imagined she would end up being the landlady of that huge property.
2. (to have control of)
a. to control
Zulema ha perdido la cabeza. Ya no es dueña de sus actos.Zulema has lost her mind. She can't control her actions anymore.
b. to be master of
En una pelea hay que tratar de mantener la calma y poner paz; en suma, tienes que ser dueño de la situación.In a fight you have to try to keep calm and make peace; in short, you have to be master of the situation.
3. (to have the freedom or right to)
a. to be free to
Si no estás a gusto, eres dueño de irte cuando lo desees.If you're not comfortable, you are free to go when you wish.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Eres dueña de venir cuando quieras a esta casa, Elena.You can come to this house whenever you want, Elena.
Su periódico es muy dueño de criticarme, pero no de calumniarme.Your newspaper can very well criticize me, but it cannot slander me.
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