preferir

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin praeferre, present active infinitive of praeferō, with a change of conjugation.

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Verb[edit]

preferir (first-person singular present prefereixo, past participle preferit)

  1. to prefer

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin praeferre, present active infinitive of praeferō, with a change of conjugation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /pɾɨ.fɨ.ˈɾiɾ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /pɾe.fe.ˈɾi(ʁ)/, [pɾë.fë.ˈɾi(χ)]
  • Hyphenation: pre‧fe‧rir

Verb[edit]

preferir (first-person singular present indicative prefiro, past participle preferido)

  1. (transitive) to prefer
  2. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of preferir
  3. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of preferir
  4. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of preferir
  5. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of preferir

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin praeferre, present active infinitive of praeferō, with a change of conjugation. Cognate with English prefer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

preferir (first-person singular present prefiero, first-person singular preterite preferí, past participle preferido)

  1. to prefer
  2. to rather (be or do)

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  • Rule: e becomes a ie in stressed syllables and i in certain conjugations.

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