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"Gerund" is a noun which is often translated as "el gerundio", and "recommend" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "recomendar". Learn more about the difference between "gerund" and "recommend" below.
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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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to advocate)
a. recomendar
He was recommended by a former colleague.Lo recomendó un antiguo colega.
2. (to suggest)
a. recomendar
What wine do you recommend?¿Qué vino me recomiendas?
3. (to advise)
a. aconsejar
I recommend that you be careful when using this knife.Te aconsejo que tengas cuidado al usar este cuchillo.
b. recomendar
The doctor recommends rest and plenty of fluids.El doctor recomienda descanso y que tome suficientes líquidos.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(to commit)
a. encomendar
I recommend this matter to you.Le encomiendo este asunto.
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