Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday October 16, 2013

casarse, verb:
to get married

Casarse means to get married in two different constructions.

Quieren casarse.
They want to get married.

In the example above it refers to both the people involved. But in the next example we’re talking about one person getting married to another. Notice that the preposition we use in Spanish is con.

Se casó con una periodista.
He got married to a journalist.

The verb casar without the -se - in other words when it is transitive and not reflexive - applies to the person performing the marriage ceremony.

Los casó el cura del pueblo.
They were married by the village priest.

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