Verbs indicating a change


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VERBS INDICATING A CHANGE

Different translation of the verb become:



VOLVERSE /

QUEDARSE

It shows a rapid and permanent change to a physical condition.

Volverse loco.

to become mad

Quedarse sordo/ciego/cojo/pobre.

to become deaf, blind, lame, poor.

PONERSE

It shows a rapid change to a not permanent physical condition

Ponerse rojo, pálido, difícil, enfermo, gordo.

to become: red, pale, difficult, sick, thick.

HACERSE

It shows a slow and permanent change to a new condition or profession.

Hacerse rico, médico, ingeniero.

to become: rich, a doctor, an engineer.

LLEGAR A SER

Similar meaning as the previous.

Llegar a ser presidente, ministro.

To become: president, minister