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"Extreme" is a form of "extremar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to maximize". "Gallego" is a noun which is often translated as "Galician". Learn more about the difference between "extreme" and "gallego" below.
extremar(
ehks
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treh
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mahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to take to the extreme)
a. to maximize
La epidemia obligó a la escuela a extremar las medidas de higiene.The epidemic forced the school to maximize their sanitation measures.
b. to maximise (United Kingdom)
Los organizadores de la fiesta extremaron la seguridad para evitar incidentes.The organisers of the party maximised security to prevent any incident.
c. to step up
El informático sugirió a su cliente que extremara la seguridad de su red.The computer expert suggested his client to step up the security of their network.
extremarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to take great care)
a. to do one's best
Se nota que los profesores se extreman en preparar las clases.You can tell that teachers do their best to prepare their classes.
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gallego(
gah
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yeh
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goh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (language)
a. Galician
La gente de la provincia española de Lugo habla gallego.People from the Spanish province of Lugo speak Galician.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (person from Galicia)
a. Galician
Cuando viajé por el norte de España, me hice amigo de varios gallegos.When I traveled around the north of Spain, I made friends with several Galicians.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(person from Spain)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. Spaniard
En ese vecindario viven muchos gallegos.Lots of Spaniards live in that neighborhood.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (of Galician origin)
a. Galician
El caldo gallego es delicioso y es uno de mis platos favoritos.Galician broth is delicious and is one of my favorite dishes.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(from Spain)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. Spanish
Yo creo que el dueño de la tienda de la esquina es gallego.I think the owner of the corner store is Spanish.
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