imperativo
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (need)
a. imperative
Acabar con la corrupción es un imperativo político en este país.To bring an end to corruption is a political imperative in this country.
2. (grammar)
a. imperative
Hay que usar el imperativo cuando quieres dar una orden.You must use the imperative when you want to give an order.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (imposing)
a. commanding
El publicista decidió incluir en el anuncio una llamada a la acción con tono imperativo.The publicist decided to include a call to action with a commanding tone in the advertisement.
4. (necessary)
a. imperative
Es imperativo reducir el número de alumnos en cada clase.It's imperative that we reduce the number of students in each class.
5. (grammar)
a. imperative
La semana pasada aprendimos el modo imperativo para situaciones informales.Last week we learned the imperative mood for informal situations.
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imperativo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. ((gen) &)
a. imperative
2. (autoritario)
a. imperious
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. ((gen) &)
a. imperative
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imperativo
adjective
(gen) imperative; [+tono] commanding; imperative;
1 (necesidad) imperative
imperativo categórico moral imperative
2 (Lingüística) imperative; imperative mood
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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