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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "verbo" is a noun which is often translated as "verb". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "verbo" below.
el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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verbo(
behr
-
boh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (grammar)
a. verb
La mayoría de los verbos ingleses son regulares.Most English verbs are regular.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(style)
a. language
Reconocí que era una obra de Shakespeare por su verbo.I knew it was one of Shakespeare's works from the language.
b. speech (spoken)
No es un hombre adinerado, pero su verbo revela que es de buena familia.He's not a wealthy man, but it's clear from his speech that he comes from a good family.
c. diction (literature)
Homero nos presenta su visión de la naturaleza a través de un verbo poético.Homer uses poetic diction to present us with his vision of nature.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Es un orador de verbo muy fluido.He's a very articulate speaker.
La casera era una señora de verbo rudo.The landlady was a rough-spoken woman.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(pronouncements)
a. words
Los libros nos permiten escuchar el verbo de los filósofos y escritores del pasado.Books allow us to hear the words of philosophers and writers from the past.
4. (religious)
a. Word
El Verbo se hizo carne.The Word was made flesh.
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