ser mayor
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be of legal age) 
Tienes que ser mayor para poder comprar alcohol.You have to be an adult to buy alcohol.
Son mayores. Ya pueden cuidarse solos.You're grown-ups. You can take care of yourselves.
2. (to be greater in size) 
El volumen de importaciones es mayor al del año pasado.The volume of imports is greater than last year.
La cantidad de dinero que necesitamos para el proyecto es mayor a la que tenemos actualmente.The amount of money that we need for the project is larger than what we currently have.
El rendimiento de las acciones fue mayor que lo que había previsto el economista.The return on the investments was bigger than what the economist had predicted.
3. (to be greater in importance) 
La popularidad del cantante era mayor que la del resto de la banda.The popularity of the singer was greater than that of the other members of the band.
El impacto de la nueva política económica es mayor del que esperábamos.The impact of the new economic policies is bigger than we had expected.
4. (to be senior to) 
Mi tío es mayor que mi padre. Le lleva cinco años.My uncle is older than my father. He’s five years older.
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