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claúsula relativa en español

English translation: relative clause

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Spanish term or phrase:claúsula relativa en español
English translation:relative clause
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01:40 Feb 23, 2006
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / English grammar
Spanish term or phrase: claúsula relativa en español
this is a descriptionof a book about the use of "claúsulas relativas" in Spanish by Otomí speakers in Mexico. I'm not sure if the translationis the literal "relative clauses" or "dependent clauses" or something else
HeatherDashner
Mexico
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relative clause
Explanation:
A brief overview of relative clauses:

- classificaiton from a formal point of view
1. Relative clauses with expressed antecedents: "The man [who told you that] is a liar." "La muchacha [que baila] es mi amiga."
2. Relative clauses without expressed antecedents (free RCs): "[Whatever money he has] is on the table."

- classification from a semantic point of view
1. Restrictive (defining) RCs: "The girl [you met yesterday] is my sister-in-law." "El viejo y la vieja [a que ves en la foto] son mis abuelos." "Mi tia [que siempre my ayuda] es la hermana de mi madre."
2. Non-restrictive (appositive) RCs: "John, [who had not repented,] was still “persona non grata". "My tia, [la cual siempre mi ayuda], es la hermana de mi madre."

Hope this helps :)


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Note added at 57 mins (2006-02-23 02:37:16 GMT)
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PS Of course relative clauses are also dependent, but on the other hand there are many dependent clauses which are not relative clauses. Sorry about the typos :)
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relative clause


Explanation:
A brief overview of relative clauses:

- classificaiton from a formal point of view
1. Relative clauses with expressed antecedents: "The man [who told you that] is a liar." "La muchacha [que baila] es mi amiga."
2. Relative clauses without expressed antecedents (free RCs): "[Whatever money he has] is on the table."

- classification from a semantic point of view
1. Restrictive (defining) RCs: "The girl [you met yesterday] is my sister-in-law." "El viejo y la vieja [a que ves en la foto] son mis abuelos." "Mi tia [que siempre my ayuda] es la hermana de mi madre."
2. Non-restrictive (appositive) RCs: "John, [who had not repented,] was still “persona non grata". "My tia, [la cual siempre mi ayuda], es la hermana de mi madre."

Hope this helps :)


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Note added at 57 mins (2006-02-23 02:37:16 GMT)
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PS Of course relative clauses are also dependent, but on the other hand there are many dependent clauses which are not relative clauses. Sorry about the typos :)

Ioana Costache
Romania
Native speaker of: Native in RomanianRomanian
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thank you very much. Very useful.

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agree  María Isabel Estévez (maisa)
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agree  Chiquipaisa
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agree  Anuja Trehan: I agree
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agree  Mercedes Alonso: there are many kinds of dependent clauses, relatives are one of them, so it's the right term in this case
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agree  JEAN HUTCHINGS: definitely the right term
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