Translation of verbal in Spanish:

verbal

Pronunciation: /ˈvɜːrbəl; ˈvɜːbəl/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [skills/aptitude] verbal; [confrontation/attack] verbal
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    • He gave Rafe a parting thump along with a touch more verbal abuse and left us alone.
    • I didn't feel up for more verbal abuse, but I still wondered where he was taking me.
    • After protracted verbal sparring followed by hand-to-hand combat, Harry defeats Riddle by stabbing the diary.
    1.2 [agreement] verbal, de palabra
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    • Healthcare providers may need to write ‘exercise prescriptions’ rather than give verbal advice to frail older adults.
    • This can be accomplished by employing consistent verbal descriptors in both oral speech and written materials.
    • They have extraordinary verbal skills and written skills.
    1.3 (of verbs) verbal
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    • It is unlikely that such a verb as organize will shift, because of its verbal suffix: no Let's have an organize.
    • The past forms of nominal sentences are verbal sentences because of the verb of existence which expresses the past tense.
    • Nominal, adjectival, and verbal expressions can, however, be ‘coerced’ into serving a non-prototypical function.

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