There are 2 translations of imperative in Spanish:

imperative1

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈperətɪv/

adj

  • 1 1.1 (essential) imprescindible, fundamental it is imperative that the work be completed by Friday es imprescindible que el trabajo esté listo para el viernes
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    • The rampant smuggling once again shows how imperative and urgent it is now to bring domestic fuel prices closer to international levels.
    • We do have imperative obligations to people who are poor and in need, and no government can avoid that.
    • It is imperative you be shielded from that criticism by the very mechanism of providing this conduit for those feelings.
    1.2 [need] imperioso, imperativo 1.3 (authoritative) [formal] imperioso, imperativo
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    • The high incidence of nominalization in the CMA code completes the message of authority given by the imperative mode and its deontological orientation.
    • But then there will be an imperative demand for the local authorities to invest in skilled manpower.
    • The human desire for novelty is twinned with an equally imperative desire for continuity.
  • 2 [Ling] [mood] imperativo; [sentence] en imperativo
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    • In English the indicative mood is used to make factual statements, the subjunctive mood to indicate doubt or unlikelihood, and the imperative mood to express a command.
    • It's short and sweet, but decidedly in the imperative mood.
    • As is evident from my translation, the elision is that of an imperative verb.

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Word of the day lámpara
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lamp …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of imperative in Spanish:

imperative2

n

  • 1 [Ling] imperativo (m) a verb in the imperative un verbo en (el) imperativo
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    • Noteworthy in this meditation is the use of imperatives and action verbs, which are meant to activate the believer.
    • When Anglicans and Presbyterians used direct imperatives, they have a preference for the verbs ‘help’ and ‘teach’.
    • In fields where imperatives were present in the main text (five out of ten), we recorded interviews with the authors of one of the articles.
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    • In any case, this tension between the indicative and the imperative may lead us to a fruitful discussion on the main theme of our deliberations during this conference.
    • We focused on the indicative and the imperative, the former implying fact, the latter implying authority.
    • Their relation sometimes shows that the imperative is no longer the consequence of the indicative, but an inseparable part of the kerygmatic indicative.
  • 2 (compelling need) imperativo (m) an economic/a moral imperative un imperativo económico/moral
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    • Tackling this pandemic is one of the most urgent moral imperatives facing the world.
    • She continued: ‘There are moral imperatives also and one of the moral imperatives here is that the vulnerable must have their basic human needs met.’
    • Such an imperative seems particularly urgent because of the vacuum at the top.

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Word of the day lámpara
f
lamp …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.