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neuter

Pronunciation: /ˈnuːtər; ˈnjuːtə(r)/

Translation of neuter in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 [Linguistics/Lingüística] neutro
    Example sentences
    • Still, the grammatical rule, Macgregor points out, is that the adjective, when qualifying two nouns of different genders, agrees with the masculine or feminine noun rather than with the neuter noun, irrespective of position.
    • The vast majority of nouns are masculine or feminine, though there are a few neuter nouns.
    • I decided that it was time to catch up with the rest of the world, and most other news organisations refer to ships as neuter.
  • 2 (sexless) [Botany/Botánica] [Zoology/Zoología] neutro, asexuado
    Example sentences
    • Keynes has found a list of the pros and cons of marriage written by Darwin when he was 29: ‘My God, it is intolerable to think of spending one's whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, and nothing after all.’
    • My dog is neuter.
    Example sentences
    • This neuter plant, Humulus lupulus, produced no flowers for two years.
    • Neuter flowers contained an average of 7.6 gl of nectar, and none were empty.

noun/nombre

  • 2 (insect) insecto (masculine) neutro or asexuado

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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