discourse
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discourse(
dihs
-
kawrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(discussion or debate)
a. el discurso
(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).
(spoken)
The senator's discourse on global warming highlighted the need for action.El discurso del senador sobre el calentamiento global resaltó la necesidad de actuar.
b. la disertación
(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).
(written)
Gabriela presented a discourse on sacred images for a class on religion.Gabriela presentó una disertación sobre imágenes sagradas para dar una clase de religión.
2. (conversation)
a. la conversación
(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).
There was a lot of interesting discourse at the convention over the weekend.Hubo muchas conversaciones interesantes en la convención durante el fin de semana.
3. (linguistics)
a. el discurso
(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 class examined sentence structures within a discourse.La clase examinó la estructura de las oraciones en un discurso.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to talk)
a. disertar
Charles discoursed for hours on his favorite subject: himself.Charles disertó sobre por horas sobre su tema favorito: él mismo.
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discourse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el discurso
(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).
discourse analysisanálisis del discurso
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to discourse (up)on a subjectdisertar sobre un tema
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discourse
noun
[ˈdɪskɔːs]
1 (talk) conversación (f); plática (f); (LAm)
2 (essay) tratado (m)
Marcuse's discourse on aesthetic liberation
3 (Ling) discurso (m)
intransitive verb
[dɪsˈkɔːs]
to discourse (up)on sth disertar sobre algo
they were enjoying a wonderful conversation, with Taliesin discoursing on the creation of the four-tiered universe
modifier
[ˈdɪskɔːs]
discourse analysis (n) análisis (m) del discurso
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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