sobre

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Asturian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sobre m (plural sobres)

  1. envelope

Preposition[edit]

sobre

  1. on (on the surface of)
  2. above
  3. around, about (roughly near to in time or space)
    sobre les cinco
    around five (o'clock)
  4. about

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin super (above).

Preposition[edit]

sobre

  1. on, on top of
  2. over, above
  3. about (a subject)

Noun[edit]

sobre m (plural sobres)

  1. top, upper part of an object
  2. envelope

Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sobre

  1. definite of sober
  2. plural form of sober

Fala[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese sobre, from Latin super (above), from Proto-Indo-European *eḱs *uperi.

Preposition[edit]

sobre

  1. about; concerning (on the subject of)
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme II, Chapter 2: Recunquista:
      Non poemos analizar con pormenoris estis siglos, pero tampoco se debi toleral que, sin fundamentus, se poña en duda algo que a Historia documentá nos lega sobre nossa terra.
      We can’t thoroughly analyse these centuries, but one mustn’t tolerate that, unfoundedly, something documented history tells us about our land be questioned.
  2. above; on; over

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sobrius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sobre (masculine and feminine, plural sobres)

  1. sober (teetotal)
  2. sober (dull, unexciting)
  3. modest

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Galician[edit]

Preposition[edit]

sobre

  1. on, atop
  2. about, concerning

Hiligaynon[edit]

Noun[edit]

sobre

  1. envelope
  2. excess

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sobre, from Latin sōbrius.

Adjective[edit]

sobre (epicene, plural sobres)

  1. sober

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese sobre, from Latin super, from *eks-uper, which consists of Proto-Indo-European *eḱs (out of) and Proto-Indo-European *uperi. Cognate to Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (hupér, above) and English over.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

sobre

  1. on; atop; on top of; over; above
  2. about; concerning
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 294:
      [...] o único professor presente quando entraram [na sala de aula] era Binns, [...] preparando-se para continuar sua monótona lengalenga sobre a guerra dos gigantes.
      [...] the only teacher present when they entered [the classroom] was Binns, [...] preparing to continue his monotonous explanation about the giants' war.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of sobrar (to remain; to be left over).

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Verb[edit]

sobre

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of sobrar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of sobrar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of sobrar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of sobrar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin super (above).

Preposition[edit]

sobre

  1. over, above, on, upon, atop
    La pluma de mi tía está sobre la mesa.
    My aunt's pen is on the table.
  2. about
    Dime algo sobre ti.
    Tell me something about yourself.

Usage notes[edit]

In the sense of over or on, it is often replaced with the more general en, or with the more verbose arriba de or encima de. In the sense of about, being slightly informal, it is usually replaced in formal contexts with acerca de, or simply de if the context is sufficient to make the meaning clear.

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Noun[edit]

sobre m (plural sobres)

  1. envelope

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

sobre

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of sobrar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of sobrar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of sobrar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of sobrar.

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sobre

  1. Envelope.