give birth
give birth
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to cause a child to be born) 
a. dar a luz 
My wife said that her water broke and we knew that she was going to give birth.Mi mujer me avisó que había roto aguas y supimos que iba a dar a luz.
b. parir 
We didn't make it to the hospital in time, and she ended up giving birth in the elevator.No llegamos al hospital a tiempo y acabó pariendo en el ascensor.
transitive verb phrase
2. (to cause to be born) 
a. dar a luz 
To everyone's surprise, Maria gave birth to quintuplets this morning.Para la sorpresa de todos, María dio a luz a quintillizos esta mañana.
b. parir 
Congratulations, you just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.Felicidades, acabas de parir una hermosa niña.
3. (figurative) (to create) 
The introduction of technology in the classroom gave birth to new pedagogical methods.La introducción de la tecnología en la aula dio origen a nuevos métodos pedagógicos.
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