Spanish has so many persons, tenses, and moods there are not enough verb conjugations to go around. Some conjugations have to do double duty.
Many conjugations are also words in other parts of speech, such as vino, which is a verb conjugation and also "wine." The conjugation meaning is never shown in a Spanish-English dictionary.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Vino. What does it mean?
A student of Spanish comes across the word vino in a reading, but the translation "wine" does not make sense in the context. What is it? It is the pretérito of the verb venir (third person singular). Vino con vino. "She came with wine."