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Frequently Asked Questions
- What is feminine?
- What is masculine?
- What does "feminine plural" mean?
- What does "masculine plural" mean?
- What is an adjective?
- What is a verb?
- What is a Nøytrum?
- What is a noun?
- What does "other" mean?
- What is a utrum?
- What does "formal" mean?
- What does "informal" mean?
- What does "literature" mean?
- What is slang?
- What does "Trademark" mean?
- What does "Arch" mean?
- What does "pej" mean?
- What does "invariable" mean?
- What is Babel Fish?
- What is a generic term?
- What is an antonym?
- What is a synonym?
- What is an anagram?
What is feminine?
Feminine, seen as [f] in dictionary, determine the gramatical feminine gender of nouns Examples: la casa, la mesa, la comida
What is masculine?
Masculine, seen as [m] in dictionary, determine the gramatical masculine gender of nouns. Examples: el coche, el cielo, el bocadillo.
What does "feminine plural" mean?
Feminine plural, seen as [fp] in dictionary, determine a feminine noun in plural. In English the plural form of most nouns is created simply by adding the letter s.
What does "masculine plural" mean?
Masculine plural, seen as [mp] in dictionary, determine a masculine noun in plural. In English the plural form of most nouns is created simply by adding the letter s.
What is an adjective?
An adjective, seen as [a] in dictionary, is a word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent. Examples: big, heavy, rich, lovely.
What is a verb?
A verb, seen as [v] in dictionary, indicates an action, an event, or a state. You can always put "to" infront of english verbs. Examples: To eat, to run, to sleep, to look.
What is a Nøytrum?
A nøytrum, seen as [n] in dictionary, is the third grammatical gender in many languages. The two other genders are feminin(um) and maskulin(um).
What is a noun?
A noun, also seen as [n] in dictionary, is a word which refers to a thing, person, or idea. Examples: car, daughter, friendship.
What does "other" mean?
Other, seen as [o] in dictionary, refers to words that are not an adjective, noune nor a verb, but words as praeposition, pronoun, etc.
What is a utrum?
An utrum, also known as uter, is used in languages where there are two grammatical genders. A newer construction to the older/classical words of feminine/masculine/neuter where there isn't any reference to feminin, masculine or nautrum like in Spain.
What does "formal" mean?
Formal, seen as [formal] in dictionary, is a spoken and written language adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms.
What does "informal" mean?
Informal, seen as [informal] in dictionary, is a not officially recognized or controlled language and can also have a coherence with slang.
What does "literature" mean?
Literature, seen as [literature] in dictionary, refers to any written or spoken material, but mostly to creative works.
What is slang?
Slang , seen as [slang] in dictionary, is a nonstandard vocabulary of a given culture or subculture, or language used in casual conversations among friends. It is inappropriate for use in formal writing unless it is placed in quotation marks and introduced for a specific rhetorical purpose.
What does "Trademark" mean?
Trademark, seen as [trademark] in dictionary, is a word, name, device, sign or symbol used by manufacturers to distinguish their products from similar products made by others.
What does "Arch" mean?
Arch, seen as [Arch] in dictionary, refers to words that are very, very old and outdated
What does "pej" mean?
Pejorative, seen as [pej.] in dictionary, is a word or phrase that implies disapproval or contempt and is meant to be insulting, impolite, or unkind.
What does "invariable" mean?
Invariable, seen as [invariable] in dictionary, is a word (noun or adjective) that does not vary in form (i.e. by inflection).
What is a derived term?
To derive means to create or compound something from something else. A derived term in dictionary can be described as a word or expression that is formed or developed by the source word in same language. For example, the noun driver is derived, by addition of the suffix -er, from the verb to drive.
What is Babel Fish?
Babel Fish text translator is a web-based application that machine-translates text or web pages from one of several languages into another. A machine translated text will never compare with human translation and you should never rely on what have been translated by a machine. Although this tool can be very handy if you want to know what is written in a language that you don't speak or if you need help to translate a large amount of text fast to get an idea of what is written.
What is a generic term?
Generic terms, seen as [gt] in dictionary, are common words or phrases that the public associates with a class of goods; generic terms are too frequently used in colloquial language to be trademarked..
What is an antonym?
An antonym is two words with the opposite or nearly opposite meaning.
What is a synonym?
A synonym is a word or expression with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.
What is an anagram?
Anagrams are words or phrases created by the rearrangement of letters from other words or phrases. JK Rowling has used anagrams in her Harry Potter series, such as when "Tom Marvolo Riddle" was rearranged to spell "I am Lord Voldemort". As a simple example, "flea" is an anagram of "leaf".