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Spanish Word of the Day: Perífrasis

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Perífrasis

Léxico relacionado con la gramática II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 1/19/2008
Word: Perífrasis
(pe-RÍ-fra-sis), sustantivo femenino.
English: Periphrasis
Etymology: Del latín periphrăsis, y éste del griego.
Meaning: Unidad verbal constituida por un verbo en forma personal y otro en forma no personal.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la gramática II
Example:

Las perífrasis verbales no admiten estructuras enfáticas de relativo o ecuacionales.
Gramática didáctica del Español, Leonardo Gómez Torrego.

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