belong

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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to be the property of; used with "to")
a. ser de
This sweater belongs to my brother.Este jersey es de mi hermano.
b. pertenecer a
These books belong to the library.Estos libros pertenecen a la biblioteca.
2. (to be affiliated to)
a. pertenecer a
It's not compulsory to belong to this association in order to become a politician.No es obligatorio pertenecer a esta asociación para llegar a ser político.
b. ser miembro de
My uncle belongs to the sailing club.Mi tío es miembro del club de vela.
3. (to be a part of something)
a. ser de
This pin belongs to my earring; I had lost it.Esta barrita es de mi pendiente; se me había perdido.
b. pertenece a
This button belongs to the pirate costume.Este botón le pertenece al disfraz de pirata.
4. (to be in the proper place)
a. ir
The cutting board for the fish belongs in the right cabinet.La tabla de cortar pescado va en el armario de la derecha.
5. (to fit in)
a. encajar
It's the first time that I feel that I belong in a group.Por primera vez siento que encajo en un grupo.
6. (to be properly classified)
a. ir
The basket belongs to the desk.La papelera va con el escritorio.
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belong
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a.
to belong topertenecer a
that book belongs to meeste libro me pertenece
to belong topertenecer a, ser socio(a) de
2. (have a proper place)
a. ir
to put something back where it belongsdevolver algo a su sitio
the saucepans don't belong in that cupboardlas ollas no van en esa alacena
I feel I belong hereaquí me siento (como) en casa
to feel that one doesn't belongsentirse un(a) extraño(a)
belong [bɪˈlɒŋ]
intransitive verb
1 (be possession)
to belong to sb pertenecer a algn; who does this belong to? ¿a quién pertenece esto?; ¿de quién es esto?; the house/the book doesn't belong to you la casa/el libro no te pertenece; the land belongs to him la tierra es de su propiedad; la tierra le pertenece
he had taken some valuables belonging to another person
2 (be product) ser
the handwriting belongs to a male la letra es de hombre
the voice belonged to a human being
3 (be member)
I used to belong to the Labour Party estuve afiliado a or fui miembro del partido laborista; do you belong to a church? ¿perteneces a alguna iglesia?; to belong to a club ser socio de un club
4 (be appropriate)
we truly belong together estamos verdaderamente hechos el uno para el otro; those ideas belong in the middle ages esas ideas son de la edad media; the future belongs to technology el futuro está en manos de la tecnología
the last word belonged to the chairwoman
5 (fit in)
I feel I belong here aquí me siento en casa; he feels the need to belong siente la necesidad de ser parte de algún grupo; I don't belong here este no es mi sitio
no matter how hard they tried, they just didn't belong
6 (have rightful place)
it belongs on the shelf va en el estante; your toys don't belong in the living room el sitio de tus juguetes no es el salón; tus juguetes no deberían estar en el salón; go back home where you belong vuelve a casa, que es donde está tu sitio
that plate belongs with the others on the dresser
7 (be part) ser
that top belongs to this bottle ese tapón es el de esta botella; it belongs to the rodent family pertenece a or es de la familia de los roedores; Henry and I belong to different generations Henry y yo pertenecemos a distintas generaciones or somos de dos generaciones diferentes
you can see that this skull belonged to a child I can't find the keys that belong to this cupboard this plant belongs to the daisy family
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