In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Linguisticsneutro masculinein the neuter — en género neutro
- The masculine does not correspond to the probata, which is neuter, although it agrees with boas, which is masculine.
- The vast majority of nouns are masculine or feminine, though there are a few neuter nouns.
- Still, the grammatical rule, Macgregor points out, is that the adjective, when qualifying two nouns of different genders, agrees with the masculine or feminine noun rather than with the neuter noun, irrespective of position.
- I decided that it was time to catch up with the rest of the world, and most other news organisations refer to ships as neuter.
- Scripture does not decide it, Spirit being feminine in Hebrew, neuter in Greek, and masculine in Latin.
- This neuter plant, Humulus lupulus, produced no flowers for two years.
- Neuter flowers contained an average of 7.6 gl of nectar, and none were empty.
- Keynes has found a list of the pros and cons of marriage written by Darwin when he was 29: ‘My God, it is intolerable to think of spending one's whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, and nothing after all.’
- My dog is neuter.
2(insect)insecto neutro masculineinsecto asexuado masculine
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