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’ .

Actividad 4.7

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.

HeadwordGrammatical categoryA Spanish example
preciosoadjetivo (adjective)¡Es precioso!
un, una
Words: 0
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Using grammatical information in the dictionary
Headword Grammatical category A Spanish example
preciosoadjetivo (adjective)¡Es precioso!
bonitoadjetivo (adjective)una casa muy bonita
un, unaartículo (article)una silla
tenerverbo (verb)Tengo dos hermanas.
enpreposición (preposition)Viven en Granada.
muyadverbio (adverb)Mi pueblo es muy bonito.
oficinasustantivo (noun)la oficina de turismo

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