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infinitive

noun [C]
 
 
/ɪnˈfɪnətɪv/
B1 the basic form of a verb that usually follows 'to'. In the sentence 'She decided to leave.', 'to leave' is an infinitive.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
Translations of “infinitive”
in Arabic مَصْدَر (نَحو)…
in Korean 동사 원형…
in Malaysian infinitif…
in French infinitif…
in Turkish mastar, fiilin ...mek/mak hali…
in Italian infinito…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動詞)原形,不定式…
in Russian инфинитив…
in Polish bezokolicznik…
in Vietnamese nguyên thể…
in Spanish infinitivo…
in Portuguese infinitivo…
in Thai ซึ่งไม่สามารถหลีกเลี่ยงได้…
in German der Infinitiv…
in Catalan infinitiu…
in Japanese (文法)不定詞…
in Indonesian infinitif…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动词)原形,不定式…
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