WordReference translation dictionary: word or phrase in parenthesis?

Discussion in 'Comments and Suggestions' started by SoundofReason, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. SoundofReason Senior Member

    I am looking up things from spanish to english in the dictionary, and it will have the word, a phrase in parenthesis, and the translation. What does the thing in parenthesis mean?
  2. Franco-filly Senior Member

    Southern England
    English - Southern England
    The phrase in parenthesis is the Spanish definition of the word that you are translating to English - particularly useful if the word has two different meanings in the original language.
    e.g look to translate the English word bed into Spanish and it will give you several different meanings of bed in English so that you choose the correct translation.:)

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