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"Underscore" is a noun which is often translated as "el guión bajo", and "hyphen" is a noun which is often translated as "el guion". Learn more about the difference between "underscore" and "hyphen" below.
underscore(
uhn
-
duhr
-
skawr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (punctuation)
a. el guión bajo
(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).
You must use an underscore instead of a space in the file name.Hay que poner un guión bajo en vez de dejar un espacio en el nombre de archivo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to underline)
a. subrayar
Trevor underscored his favorite passage in the novel.Trevor subrayó su pasaje favorito de la novela.
3. (to emphasize)
a. recalcar
The speaker underscored the importance of offering an opinion without thinking about what others may be thinking.La oradora recalcó la importancia de opinar sin pensar en lo que piensen los demás.
b. subrayar
The president underscored the importance of a coherent national defense strategy.El presidente subrayó la importancia de una estrategia de defensa nacional coherente.
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hyphen(
hay
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fihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (punctuation)
a. el guion
(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).
Be careful to use a hyphen, not an em dash, to indicate word breaks.Asegúrate de usar un guion y no una raya para indicar las divisiones de palabras.
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