- 1.1to be born nacer* when was she born? ¿cuándo nació? to be born blind she was born blind es ciega de nacimiento the young are born blind las crías nacen ciegas to be born lucky nacer* con suerte poets are born not made los poetas nacen, no se hacento be born
intosth he was born into a Protestant family/the aristocracy nació en el seno de una familia protestante/aristócrata born into poverty nacido en la pobreza to be born into the world [literario/literary] venir* al mundoto be born ofsb/sth she was born of middle-class parents sus padres eran de clase media, nació en una familia de clase media with the confidence born of experience con la confianza que da la experienciato be born tosb [formal] a child was born to them tuvieron un hijo I wasn't born yesterday, you know! ¡oye, que no nací ayer or [familiar/colloquial] que no me chupo el dedo! there's one born every minute! [set phrase] hay tontos para repartir or para dar y vender young people today don't know they're born! los jóvenes de hoy no saben lo que tienen born Jane Smith (real name) cuyo verdadero nombre es/era Jane Smith (neé) de soltera Jane Smith 1.2 (destined)to be born tosth/to + infhe was born to (a life of) luxury nació para (ser) rico this is the book I was born to write estaba destinado a escribir este libro this is what I was born for o what I was born to do yo he nacido para esto
The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.
- (before n) [teacher/actor/leader/musician] nato she has a born aptitude for teaching tiene una aptitud innata para la enseñanza in all my born days [colloquial/familiar] en toda mi vida he's a born loser siempre ha sido y será un perdedor