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"Italic" is an adjective which is often translated as "itálico", and "inverted commas" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las comillas". Learn more about the difference between "italic" and "inverted commas" below.
italic
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (printing)
a. itálico
The italic numbers refer to the supporting documents.Los números itálicos se refieren a los documentos justificativos.
b. cursiva
The key sites are indicated in italic type on the diagram.Los sitios clave se indican en letra cursiva en el diagrama.
c. bastardilla
The title was written with italic print.El título fue escrito con letra bastardilla.
2. (related to ancient Italy)
a. itálico
The Italic tribes spoke various languages.Las tribus itálicas hablaban varios idiomas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (printing)
a. la letra bastardilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Each chapter begins with a large italic.Cada capítulo comienza con una letra bastardilla grande.
italics
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (printing)
a. la cursiva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The portion of the dialogue written in italics is intended to be stressed.La parte del diálogo que está escrita en cursiva debe ser acentuada.
b. la bastardilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The word is in italics because it's a loan word from German.La palabra está en bastardilla porque es un germanismo.
c. la letra bastardilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The name of the publication should be written in italics.El nombre de la publicación debe escribirse en letra bastardilla.
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inverted commas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (punctuation) (United Kingdom)
a. las comillas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Please put the quotation within inverted commas.Por favor, ponga la cita entre comillas.
b. las comillas simples
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Does this line of dialogue go between inverted commas?¿Esta línea de diálogo va entre comillas simples?
c. las comillas inglesas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Spanish teacher will take off points if you write the quote between inverted commas.La maestra de español te quitará puntos si escribes la cita entre comillas inglesas.
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