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"Imperative" is an adjective which is often translated as "imprescindible", and "infinitive" is a noun which is often translated as "el infinitivo". Learn more about the difference between "imperative" and "infinitive" below.
imperative(
ihm
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peh
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rih
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dihv
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (necessary)
a. imprescindible
It is imperative that you protect the ambassador at all costs.Es imprescindible que protejan al embajador a cualquier precio.
b. fundamental
It is imperative that you meet these deadlines.Es fundamental que cumplan estos plazos.
c. imperioso
There is an imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions.Existe una necesidad imperiosa de diálogo entre diferentes creencias y religiones.
2. (authoritative)
a. imperioso
The king gave an imperative call to his army.El rey hizo una llamada imperiosa a su ejército.
b. imperativo
Her imperative tone told them not to question her.Su tono imperativo les dio una señal de que no debían cuestionarla.
3. (grammar)
a. imperativo
There are several imperative forms in Spanish.Hay varias formas imperativas en el español.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (grammar)
a. el imperativo
(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).
"Hablen" is a plural imperative."Hablen" es un imperativo en plural.
5. (need)
a. el imperativo
(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).
Survival is a biological imperative.La supervivencia es un imperativo biológico.
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infinitive(
ihn
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fih
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nih
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dihv
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el infinitivo
(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).
The infinitive of "goes" is "to go."El infinitivo de "goes" es "to go".
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (grammar)
a. infinitivo
The verb in that sentence should be in the infinitive form.El verbo de esa oración tendría que estar en la forma infinitiva.
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