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"Indicative" is an adjective which is often translated as "indicativo", and "I am reading" is a phrase which is often translated as "estoy leyendo". Learn more about the difference between "indicative" and "I am reading" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (grammar)
a. indicativo
The indicative mood may be used to ask questions.El modo indicativo se puede utilizar para hacer preguntas.
2. (revealing)
a. indicativo
They suspected him of embezzlement because his budget was not indicative of what he was doing with the city's money.Sospechaban que había cometido malversación porque su presupuesto no era indicativo de lo que estaba haciendo con el dinero de la ciudad.
b. indicio
The university's matriculation rate is indicative of the fact that all the students were capable of graduating.La tasa de matriculación de la universidad es indicio de que todos los estudiantes pudieron graduarse.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (grammar)
a. el indicativo
(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).
Because it expresses uncertainty, this clause should be in the subjunctive and not in the indicative.Como expresa incertidumbre, esta cláusula debe estar en subjuntivo y no en indicativo.
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I am reading(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. estoy leyendo
What are you doing? - I am reading a book about Texas history.¿Qué haces? - Estoy leyendo un libro sobre la historia de Texas.
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