analfabeto

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [analfaˈbeto]
  • Rhymes: -eto
  • Hyphenation: a‧nal‧fa‧be‧to

Noun[edit]

analfabeto (accusative singular analfabeton, plural analfabetoj, accusative plural analfabetojn)

  1. illiterate person

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-, not) + ἀλφάβητος (alphábētos, alphabet).

Adjective[edit]

analfabeto (feminine analfabeta, masculine plural analfabetos, feminine plural analfabetas, comparable, comparative mais analfabeto, superlative o mais analfabeto or analfabetíssimo)

  1. not or little instructed in letters; no or little able to read; illiterate; unlettered
  2. (figuratively) ignorant; referring to a person lacking knowledge in general or in a specific subject
  3. (figuratively, derogatory) someone who writes poorly, committing too many grammatical or spelling mistakes, etc.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-, not) + ἀλφάβητος (alphábētos, alphabet).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /analfaˈbeto/ [a.nal.faˈβ̞e.t̪o]
  • Rhymes: -eto
  • Hyphenation: a‧nal‧fa‧be‧to

Adjective[edit]

analfabeto (feminine analfabeta, masculine plural analfabetos, feminine plural analfabetas)

  1. unlettered, illiterate
    Antonym: alfabeto

Noun[edit]

analfabeto m (plural analfabetos, feminine analfabeta, feminine plural analfabetas)

  1. illiterate person
    Antonym: alfabeto

Usage notes[edit]

  • In analogy to adjectives as e.g. idiota masculine forms analfabeta/analfabetas are sometimes used, however RAE considers this usage as wrong.

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