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COLLOQUIAL EXPRESSIONS WITH THE VERB SER

COLLOQUIAL EXPRESSIONS
WITH the VERB SER


In Spanish are used many
colloquial expressions with the verb SER. Choose the right
option according to the right meaning.

PREPOSITIONS

There are many verbs that habitually are accompanied of a concrete preposition. For example, we say confiar takes the preposition en.

On the other hand there are many fixed expressions formed by a preposition and a noun. Some of them have a figurative sense and it is necessary to look for its meaning in the dictionaries.
a máquina / por correo / de rodillas / a cántaros / de memoria/ por los codos

The following ones prepositions are used to express:

NEW WORK OF THE PRIMITIVE HISPANIC LEXICON (VIII – XII)

The work of the Primitive Hispanic Lexicon (centuries VIII – XII) was presented lastt November in the head office of the Real Spanish Academy.
The work has initially been directed by D. Ramo'n Menéndez Pidal, and written up by Rafael Lapesa with the collaboration of Constantino García. The edition has been carried out by D. Dry Manuel, by the initiative of the Real Spanish Academy and the Foundation Ramon Menéndez Pidal.

HUMAN BODY IDIOMS

In the Spanish language are used many idioms related to parts of the human body. In this article we show some to you of them.
"Tomar a alguien el pelo”
To deceive or to make a joke to somebody.
Ejem: ¿Me quiere tomar el pelo? Le he pedido jamón ibérico y éste no lo es.
- "Poner el dedo en la llaga"

APOCOPATED FORMS OF THE ADJECTIVE

Some adjectives (not only qualify adjectives) are apocopated in their singular masculine form, when they go before the noun. The most frequent are: