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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

deber

  1. to have to

ConjugationEdit

Present: debe
Past: debeva
Future: debera
Conditional: deberea
Present participle: debente
Past participle: debite
Imperative: debe

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēbēre, present active infinitive of dēbeō (owe). Cognates include English debt.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /deˈbeɾ/, [d̪eˈβeɾ]

NounEdit

deber m (plural deberes)

  1. obligation, duty
    Synonyms: tarea, obligación
  2. debt
    Synonym: deuda
  3. (usually in the plural) homework

VerbEdit

deber (first-person singular present debo, first-person singular preterite debí, past participle debido)

  1. (transitive) to owe
    Debo mucho dinero.
    I owe a lot of money.
  2. (transitive) ought to
    Deberías disculparte.
    You ought to apologize.
  3. (transitive) must
    Debo estudiar.
    I must study.
  4. (reflexive with preposition a) to be due to
  5. (with de and infinitive) probably or most likely do or happen something (add a degree of insecurity to the verb)

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