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"Gerund" is a noun which is often translated as "el gerundio", and "thereby" is an adverb which is often translated as "así". Learn more about the difference between "gerund" and "thereby" below.
gerund(
jeh
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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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thereby
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (by that means)
a. así
We installed cameras, thereby ensuring a high level of security.Instalamos cámaras, garantizando así un alto nivel de seguridad.
b. de ese modo
Their aim was to increase productivity and thereby generate higher profit.Su objetivo era aumentar la productividad y, de ese modo, generar mayores ganancias.
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