give birth

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give birth(
gihv
 
buhrth
)
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 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.
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
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.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to create)
a. dar origen a
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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