ser mayor

ser mayor(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be of legal age)
a. to be an adult
Tienes que ser mayor para poder comprar alcohol.You have to be an adult to buy alcohol.
b. to be a grown-up
Son mayores. Ya pueden cuidarse solos.You're grown-ups. You can take care of yourselves.
2. (to be greater in size)
a. to be greater
El volumen de importaciones es mayor al del año pasado.The volume of imports is greater than last year.
b. to be larger
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.
c. to be bigger
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)
a. to be greater
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.
b. to be bigger
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)
a. to be older
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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