passive

passive(
pah
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sihv
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not active)
a. pasivo
I don't know why he's so passive. He just does what everyone tells him to.No sé por qué es tan pasivo. Se limita a hacer lo que todos los demás le indican.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (grammar)
a. la voz pasiva
(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).
(F)
The sentence "The man was shot" is a bit vague in the passive. The reader needs to know who fired the gun.La oración "The man was shot" es algo vaga en voz pasiva. El lector necesita saber quién disparó el arma.
b. la pasiva
(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).
(F)
The sentence is in the passive because it refers to a general custom instead of a particular person.La frase está en pasiva porque se refiere a una costumbre general en vez de a una persona en concreto.
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passive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (grammar)
a. la (voz ) pasiva
(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).
(F)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (general)
a. pasivo(a)
passive resistanceresistencia pasiva
passive smokingel fumar pasivamente
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passive [ˈpæsɪv]
adjective
(gen) pasivo; (inactive) inactivo;
noun
(Ling) voz (f) pasiva
modifier
passive resistance (n) resistencia (f) pasiva
passive smoking (n) fumar (m) pasivo
those who suffer from asthma are particularly at risk from passive smoking passive smoking can hurt children who grow up with smokers
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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