comparative
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comparative(
kuhm
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peh
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ruh
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dihv
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (involving comparison)
a. comparativo
The researchers conducted a comparative analysis of treatments for hepatitis B.Los investigadores realizaron un análisis comparativo de los tratamientos para la hepatitis B.
b. comparado
Zeina just completed her degree in comparative literature.Zeina acaba de terminar sus estudios de literatura comparada.
2. (relative)
a. relativo
They won the first game in the tournament with comparative ease.Ganaron el primer partido del torneo con relativa facilidad.
3. (grammar)
a. comparativo
The student mistakenly used the comparative adverb "more" with the comparative adjective "better."El estudiante utilizó erróneamente el adverbio comparativo "más" con el adjetivo comparativo "mejor".
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (grammar)
a. el comparativo
(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).
We had a review of comparatives and superlatives in English class today.Hoy hicimos un repaso de los comparativos y los superlativos en la clase de inglés.
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comparative
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el comparativo
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (cost, comfort, wealth)
a. relativo(a)
3. (study, research)
a. comparado(a)
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comparative [kəmˈpærətɪv]
adjective
1 (relative) relativo
before becoming famous she had lived in comparative obscurity había vivido en relativa oscuridad antes de hacerse famosa
2 [+study] comparativo; comparado
3 (Gram) comparativo
noun
(Gram) comparativo (m)
modifier
comparative literature (n) literatura (f) comparada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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