ser propio de
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ser propio 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 representative of)
a. to be typical of
Este comportamiento es propio de Alejandra. Lo heredó de su papá.This behavior is typical of Alejandra. She inherited it from her dad.
b. to be characteristic of
El diseño de este balcón es propio de la arquitectura otomana del siglo XV.The design of this balcony is characteristic of 15th century Ottoman architecture.
c. to be unique to
Hasta hace poco se creía que el uso de herramientas era un comportamiento propio de los vertebrados.Until recently, it was believed that tool use was a behavior unique to vertebrates.
2. (to have originated in)
a. to be native to
El perezoso pigmeo es propio de Isla Escudo, en Panamá.The pygmy three-toed sloth is native to Isla Escudo, Panama.
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