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get to be

get to be
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 end up as)
a. llegar a ser
How did you get to be a millionaire?¿Cómo llegaste a ser millonario?
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'd like to think that we could get to be good friends.Me gustaría pensar que podríamos hacernos buenos amigos.
When you get to be my age, you will have many regrets.Cuando llegues a mi edad, tendrás muchos remordimientos.
2. (to be able to)
a. poder ser (used to describe a permanent quality)
Timmy, you get to be my helper today.Timmy, puedes ser mi ayudante hoy.
b. poder estar (used to describe a temporary state)
We will never get to be together because your mother hates me.Nunca podremos estar juntos porque tu madre me odia.
3. (to have the occasion)
a. tener la oportunidad de ser (used to describe a permanent quality)
Will I ever get to be a part of a family?¿Jamás tendré la oportunidad de ser parte de una familia?
b. tener la oportunidad de estar (used to describe a temporary state)
I am going on a field trip to the White House. Do you think I will get to be in the same room as the president?Voy de salida de campo a la Casa Blanca. ¿Piensas que tendré la oportunidad de estar en la misma habitación que el presidente?
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