interrogante
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Usage note
This word may be used as a feminine or masculine noun without its meaning changing in the senses shown in 1) and 2).
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This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (query)
a. question
El profesor planteó un interrogante a los alumnos que nadie supo responder.The professor put a question to the students that nobody could answer.
2. (mystery)
a. question
Atraparon al asesino, pero los detectives todavía tienen que resolver el interrogante de las joyas perdidas.The murderer was caught, but the detectives still need to solve the question of the missing jewels.
b. question mark
La lesión de Costa deja la interrogante de si podrá jugar en la final.Costa's injury leaves a question mark over whether he'll be fit to play in the final.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (grammar)
a. question mark
Cuando se escribe en español, hay que añadir el interrogante inicial en las preguntas.When writing in Spanish, you need to add the opening question mark at the start of a question.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (inquiring)
a. questioning
Miranda me lanzó una mirada interrogante. "¿De qué estás hablando?", preguntó.Miranda looked at me with a questioning look. "What are you talking about?," she asked.
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interrogante
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (incógnita)
a. question
2. (signo de interrogación)
a. question mark
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interrogante
adjective
questioning
(persona) interrogator; questioner
(signo) question mark; (incógnita) question mark; query; (pregunta) question; query;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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