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"Gerund" is a noun which is often translated as "el gerundio", and "resort to" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "recurrir a". Learn more about the difference between "gerund" and "resort to" 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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resort to(
rih
-
zawrt
 
tu
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to turn to)
a. recurrir a
I ran out of money and I had to resort to my emergency fund.Me quedé sin dinero y tuve que recurrir al fondo de emergencia.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. recurre a
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
If your neighbor is not cooperating, resort to the police.Si tu vecino no coopera, recurre a la policía.
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