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"Gerund" is a noun which is often translated as "el gerundio", and "prefer" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "preferir". Learn more about the difference between "gerund" and "prefer" below.
gerund(
jeh
-
ruhnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el gerundio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In English, you can turn a verb into a gerund by adding -ing.En inglés, se puede convertir un verbo en un gerundio por añadir -ing.
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prefer(
pruh
-
fuhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to like better)
a. preferir
I don't understand my sister! She prefers staying at home to going to the movies with me.¡No hay quién entienda a mi hermana! Prefiere quedarse en casa a ir conmigo al cine.
b. gustar más
I prefer cooler weather.Me gusta más un clima más fresco.
2. (legal)
a. presentar
The wife preferred charges of desertion and non-support.La esposa presentó cargos por deserción y falta de apoyo.
3. (to promote)
a. ascender
Our parish priest was preferred to bishop.El cura de nuestra parroquia fue ascendido a obispo.
4. (to appoint)
a. nombrar
The pope preferred Robert Francis as the bishop of Chiclayo.El papa nombró a Robert Francis como obispo de Chiclayo.
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