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"Subjuntivo" is a noun which is often translated as "subjunctive", and "prohibir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to prohibit". Learn more about the difference between "subjuntivo" and "prohibir" below.
subjuntivo(
soob
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hoon
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tee
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boh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (grammar)
a. subjunctive
El subjuntivo es una forma verbal que les cuesta mucho entender a los extranjeros.The subjunctive is a verbal form that foreigners find very difficult to understand.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (grammar)
a. subjunctive
Recién cuando empecé a estudiar idiomas extranjeros me enteré de la existencia del modo subjuntivo.I only learned of the existence of the subjunctive mood when I began to study foreign languages.
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prohibir(
proy
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beer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to disallow)
a. to prohibit
El gobierno prohibió fumar en restaurantes y lugares públicos.The government prohibited smoking in restaurants and public places.
b. to forbid
El médico le prohibió beber alcohol y fumar en su última revisión médica.The doctor forbade him from drinking alcohol and smoking in his last check-up.
c. to ban
Prohibieron la lectura de ese libro en la escuela durante muchos años.That book was banned from being read in the school for many years.
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