distinguir

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin distinguere, present active infinitive of distinguō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /diʃ.tĩ.ˈɡiɾ/
  • Hyphenation: dis‧tin‧guir

Verb[edit]

distinguir ‎(first-person singular present indicative distingo, past participle distinguido)

  1. to distinguish, discern (tell apart)
  2. to differentiate

Conjugation[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ð̞is.tiŋˈɣ̞iɾ], [dis.tiŋˈgiɾ]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin distinguere, present active infinitive of distinguō.

Verb[edit]

distinguir ‎(first-person singular present distingo, first-person singular preterite distinguí, past participle distinguido)

  1. to distinguish, discern
  2. to differentiate
  3. to make out, manage to see, hear etc.
    No distingo el número de la casa
    I do not make out the house numbering.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: gu becomes a g before a or o.

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