preterite
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "preterit."
preterite(
preh
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duhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el pretérito
(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 preterite is a past tense.El pretérito es un tiempo pasado.
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preterite
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the preteriteel pretérito
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preterite [ˈpretərɪt]
noun
(Ling) pretérito (m)
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preterir
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preterir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to ignore)
a. to leave out
El conde pretirió a todos sus hijos ilegítimos en el testamento.The count left all his illegitimate children out of his will.
b. to pass over
El pueblo se rebeló porque su voluntad había sido preterida durante años.The people rebelled because their will had been passed over for years.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to put off)
a. to postpone
La reunión del comité ha sido preterida a la próxima semana.The commettee meeting has been postponed until next week.
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preterir
transitive verb
to leave out; omit; pass over
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