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Grammar Glossary for Spanish Students

Glosario de términos gramaticales


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This glossary is designed as a guide for people learning the Spanish grammar, and it will be useful for people studying English and other languages as well, especially languages of Indo-European origin. To explain each grammatical term, examples are given in both Spanish and English, where applicable.

Terms in English: active voice, adjective, adverb, antonym, apposition, article, assimilation, auxiliary verb, cognate, compound verb, concession, conditional tense, conjugation, conjunction, coordinating conjunction, correlative conjunction, definite article, demonstrative adjective, demonstrative pronoun, determiner, elision, etymology, exclamation, false friend, gender, gerund, idiom, helping verb, imperfect, indefinite article, indicative, indirect question, infinitive, inflection, intensifier, interjection, intonation, intransitive verb, mode, mood, neuter, noun, object, onomatopoeia, orthographic accent, paired conjunction, part of speech, participle, passive voice, past participle, past perfect, past tense, perfect infinitive, perfect tense, person, pluperfect, possessive adjective, predicate, preposition, present participle, preterite, preterite participle, progressive, pronoun, romanization, sentence, subject, subjunctive, subordinate conjunction, subordinating conjunction, synonym, tense, transitive verb, transliteration, verb

Términos en español: acento ortográfico, adjetivo, adjetivo demostrativo, adjetivo posesivo, adverbio, antónimo, aposición, artículo, artículo definido, artículo indefinido, asimilación, categoría gramatical, complemento, conjugacíon, conjunción, conjunción coordinante, conjunción de coordinación, conjunción de subordinación, conjunción subordinante, continuo, determinante, elisión, entonación, etimología, exclamación, falso amigo, flexión, frase, futuro hipotético, género, gerundio (1), gerundio (2), idioma, indicativo, infinitivo, infinitivo compuesto, inflexión, interjección, neutro, modismo, nombre, objeto, onomatopoeya, oración, palabra afín, palabra cognada, palabra enfática, palabra relacionada, parte de la oración, participio, participio activo, participio de pretérito, participio de presente, participio pasivo, partícula enfática, pasado perfecto, persona, pluscuamperfecto, predicado, pregunta indirecta, preposición, pretérito imperfecto, pretérito indefinido, pronombre, pronombre demostrativo, romanización, sinónimo, subjuntivo, sujeto, sustantivo, tiempo, tiempo condicional, tiempo perfecto, tiempo potencial, transliteración, verbo auxiliar, verbo compuesto, verbo intransitivo, verbo transitivo, voz activa, voz pasiva, verbo

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