The word in Spanish for stop (that is the verb 'to stop) is detener

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The word in Spanish for stop, (the verb 'to stop') is


which sounds a bit like DE TENOR.

To remember this just imagine that you STOP DE TENOR Luciano Pavarotti and his girlfriend and DETAIN 'ER.

It also can mean 'to arrest'.

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Remembering the GENDER of a Spanish word

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With all our lessons we teach you to remember the gender with the word, because this is very important in Spanish, and in many European languages. In Spanish nouns are either masculine or feminine.

  • Masculine nouns in our courses feature a male main character, and the voice recordings on these courses on their CD's is read by a male native Spanish speaker. Masculine words incorporate the word 'el' before them (el means 'the').
  • Feminine nouns in our courses feature a female main character and the voice recordings on these courses on their CD's is read by a female native Spanish speaker. Feminine words incorporate the word 'la' before them (la also means 'the').
When trying to remember whether a word is male/masculine or female/feminine, the answer lies in the picture.

Remember scientists tell us that the brain never forgets a picture. And when you have learned the picture, it's there, everyready, waiting to 'pop' up into your head, when you need it! As a Memory Tigger, and when a noun, as a GENDER TRIGGER©.

So in this case if we are to remember the masculine noun, the 'arrested person', the DETAINED person, el detenido, we just imagine the ARRESTED person, the DETAINING of DE TENOR Pavarotti. Being a male will remind you of the gender.

Of course, this is imaginary! Mr Pavarotti, like his voice, is as pure as fresh snow.

For a female in this case, the arrested, the prisoner, the DETAINED person would be la detenida, and we just imagine that it is girlfriend being DETAINED.

Note the gender colour coding - red for feminine words, and blue for masculine.

All there to make things easier for your busy brain.

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Words and Phrases related to detener, the Spanish for stop

Once you know one word, this makes it easier to learn others... they build like building blocks of Leggo!

Check out some useful words and phrases related to detener, the Spanish for stop. The more words you learn the more you will recognize... and the more rapidly they will build together.

detener: to stop, to arrest
el detenido: the arrested person, the prisoner (male).
la detenida: the arrested person, the prisoner (female).
detenido, detenida: as an adjective means the person, or thing under arrest.
detenidamente: an adverb (like all -mente words in Spanish) means carefully.
deternerse: also means to stop or to stop oneself (reflexive)
deternerse en: means to linger over, or to delay.

So once you know the Spanish for stop you can quickly build up other related words, compound words. As said before, each word is a base, a unit, a foundation, a building block to which you can add others.

detener means stop in Spanish

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