To Become in Spanish = Hacerse/Convertirse En/Ponerse/Quedarse [+12 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson, you will learn how to say to become in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say to become in Spanish
  • how to become in Spanish are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on to become in Spanish
  • how you can practice with flashcards on to become in Spanish
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson you will know all about to become in Spanish!

Table of Contents

To Become in Spanish = Hacerse/Convertirse En/Ponerse/Quedarse

There are 4 different verbs that mean “to become” in Spanish.

  • hacerse = to become
  • convertirse (en) = to become
  • ponerse = to become
  • quedarse = to become

Knowing which one to use can be tricky.

Therefore we will go over each one and explain what they mean, naturally there will be examples too.

  1. hacerse = to become

You will use hacerse when talking about religion, ideology, and jobs/professions.

Here are some examples:

Mis padres se hicieron ateos después de casarse.

My parents became atheists after they got married.

Mi hermana se ha hecho rica con su nueva patente.

My sister has become rich with her new patent.

Mario va a hacerse abogado. Empezará la universidad el año que viene.

Mario is going to become a lawyer. He will start university next year.

Todos mis compañeros de piso se han hecho veganos.

All my flatmates have become vegan.

  1. convertirse (en) = to become

You will use convertirse (en) when talking about a big change in job/profession or personality.

Here are some examples:

Voy a convertirme en una gran periodista.

I am going to become a great journalist.

Mi abuela se convirtió en enfermera tras ayudar durante la guerra.

My grandmother became a nurse after helping during the war.

Hacerse and convertirse en are generally interchangeable, however convertise en indicates a bigger change.

  1. ponerse = to become

You will use ponerse when talking about a temporary change in physical condition, health, or mood.

Here are some examples:

Me he puesto roja de la vergüenza.

I have turned red with embarrassment.

Se han puesto muy contentos con la noticia.

They got very happy with the news.

Carlos se ha puesto muy fuerte. Se nota que entrena a diario.

Carlos has become very strong. You can tell he trains every day.

Nos hemos puesto muy nerviosos cuando nos tocaba hablar.

We became very nervous when it was our turn to speak.

  1. quedarse = to become

You will use quedarse when talking about a permanent change in physical condition.

Here are some examples:

Mi padre se quedó calvo a los veinticinco años.

My father went bald at the age of twenty-five.

Mi prima mayor se ha quedado embarazada de mellizos.

My older cousin is pregnant with twins.

Example Sentences with To Become in Spanish

This section of the lesson on to become in Spanish is about seeing the idioms used in sentences.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of to become in Spanish through examples.

Mis padres se hicieron ateos después de casarse.

My parents became atheists after they got married.

Mi hermana se ha hecho rica con su nueva patente.

My sister has become rich with her new patent.

Mario va a hacerse abogado. Empezará la universidad el año que viene.

Mario is going to become a lawyer. He will start university next year.

Todos mis compañeros de piso se han hecho veganos.

All my flatmates have become vegan.

Voy a convertirme en una gran periodista.

I am going to become a great journalist.

Mi abuela se convirtió en enfermera tras ayudar durante la guerra.

My grandmother became a nurse after helping during the war.

Me he puesto roja de la vergüenza.

I have turned red with embarrassment.

Se han puesto muy contentos con la noticia.

They got very happy with the news.

Carlos se ha puesto muy fuerte. Se nota que entrena a diario.

Carlos has become very strong. You can tell he trains every day.

Nos hemos puesto muy nerviosos cuando nos tocaba hablar.

We became very nervous when it was our turn to speak.

Mi padre se quedó calvo a los veinticinco años.

My father went bald at the age of twenty-five.

Mi prima mayor se ha quedado embarazada de mellizos.

My older cousin is pregnant with twins.

Quiz Yourself on To Become in Spanish

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

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