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My purpose towards the Wiktionary is to help mostly by adding Portuguese words to it, with their translations into English, as well as additional information, whenever possible, such as definitions, synonyms, pt interwikis etc. The present article is "gerente" (manager, in English). I now wonder if this article is comprehensible, with a proper format etc. If there is still some problem, please let me know. Suggestions are always welcome. Waltter Manoel da Silva wten -my talk 23 January 2006 14:40 (UTC);

From WT:RFC[edit]

Strangeley formatted. What does s.2g mean? Does the word mean manager or administrator or both? SemperBlotto 14:14, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

OK, I'll do it for you.

  • Language at level 2
  • Part of speech at level 3
  • Put plural with headword
  • Synonyms at level 3, each one with a * not a : (we don't normally have synonyms for foreign words, but there's no reason not to)

SemperBlotto 14:45, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Hm, I have from time to time added Swedish synonyms, and no one has even mentioned it to me... \Mike 15:08, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Same here. I see nothing wrong with it. Translations to other languages for foreign languages is one thing but synonyms... If you are at at say a English word and click on the Swedish translation and read the definition and say no that is not quite what I looking for, having a few Synonyms to click on would be useful. Listing all possible translations into Swedish on the page for the English word would be insane. --Patrik Stridvall 18:56, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
The 's. 2g.' apparently means substantive of 2 genders, i.e. it's of common gender (using the same form for both masculine and feminine referents, and changing gender accordingly). —Muke Tever 17:53, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Muke's right! Comum de 2 gêneros is an expression commonly seen in Portuguese dictionaries. We display it in this way on pt.wikt, but I'm not sure about what would be the best solution for en. "m and f"? -- Leoadec (talk) 18:49, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
I think that's what c is for - this means "common gender", and is used, for example, in Dutch and Swedish, I think. Languages such as French and Spanish that have the same form for a masculine and feminine adjective (eg, libre in both of those languages) should use m and f as there is no concept of "common gender" in those languages, as far as I am aware. — Paul G 17:15, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
Given that Portuguese is from the same family of languages as French and Italian, m and f would seem to be appropriate. — Paul G 17:24, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Cleaned up. — Paul G 17:29, 7 February 2006 (UTC)