married with children

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agosto 29, 2010 por fabiobossard

married with children – casada e com filhos

That might be strange to Brazilians, but I’ll explain it. When you hear that someone is married with children, it means that he/she is married and has children. The verb marry accept different prepositions that change the meaning.  Example: Demi Moore  is married to Ashton Kutcher. They are husband and wife, that’s why we use the preposition ‘to’.

In English you:

marry someone – Demi Moore  married Ashton Kutcher in 2005

get married to – Demi Moore got married to Ashton Kutcher in 2005

to be married to – Demi Moore is married to Ashton Kutcher

But you can say to be married with children. That means something different.

Julie is married with three children. (Julie é casada e tem três filhos)

It means Julie is married and has three children.

So, be careful when you use the preposition ‘to’ and ‘with’ with the verb ‘marry’.

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