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"Discursivo" is an adjective which is often translated as "discursive", and "a" is a preposition which is often translated as "to". Learn more about the difference between "discursivo" and "a" below.
discursivo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (relective)
a. discursive
Fue una plática discursiva que nos invitó a pensar en la manera en la que vivimos.It was a discursive talk that invited us to think about the way we live our lives.
2. (related to discourse)
a. discourse
La función de esta partícula discursiva es marcar un cambio de tema.The function of this discourse particle is to signal a shift in topic.
b. discursive
Cuando hablamos, utilizamos elementos discursivos que ayudan a nuestro interlocutor a interpretar lo que queremos comunicar.When we speak, we use discursive elements that help our interlocutor interpret what we want to communicate.
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate direction)
a. to
Ve a tu habitación.Go to your room.
2. (used to indicate position)
a. to
A la izquierda puedes ver el parque.To your left you can see the park.
3. (used to indicate an exact moment)
a. at
Saldremos al amanecer.We will leave at dawn.
4. (used to indicate mode)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Podía respirar a duras penas.He was hardly able to breathe.
5. (the personal "a")
a. to
No te olvides de escribir a tus abuelos.Don't forget to write to your grandparents.
6. (used to give orders)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡A fregar los platos!Go do the dishes!
¡A la cama!Off to bed!
7. (used with quantities)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me encantaría ganar dinero a espuertas.I would love to earn lots of money.
Llovía a cántaros.It was pouring.
8. (used to express purpose)
a. to
Vino a saludar.He came to say hello.
9. (used to express frequency)
a. per
Trabajo ocho horas al día.I work eight hours per day.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
10. (letter)
a. a
Ese adjetivo debe terminar con una a.That adjective should end in an a.
11. (music)
a. A
El pianista tocó una A.The pianist played an A.
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