Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around
Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

4.7 En pocas palabras

4.7.1 Using grammatical information in the dictionary

Your dictionary is very useful for finding out which grammatical category a word belongs to. For example, the entry for precioso reads as follows:

precioso ADJETIVO

beautiful ¡Es precioso! It's beautiful!

The entry tells you that precioso is an adjetivo, in English an adjective, and that it therefore describes a noun. If you want to know more about what the different grammatical categories are, read the information at the beginning of your dictionary under ‘Parts of speech’ .

Look up the following words in your dictionary and complete the table with the missing information. The first has been done for you.

Complete la tabla.

Headword Grammatical category A Spanish example
precioso adjetivo ( adjective ) ¡Es precioso!
un, una

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