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perífrasis

  
      sf inv   periphrasis
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"perífrasis": examples and translations in context
Las estructuras gramaticales que se trabajan son: todos los tiempos del indicativo, presente de subjuntivo, reflexivos y pronominales; formas no personales y perífrasis de uso; ser y estar; hay, está(n). The grammatical structures taught are: verbal tenses -all of indicativo, the presente de subjuntivo, reflexive and pronominal verbs; impersonal forms and periphrasis; ser and estar; hay, está(n).
Actividad profesional no declarada es una bonita perífrasis de trabajo sumergido. Undeclared gainful employment is just a euphemism for illicit work.
Gracias a los libros verdes de la Comisión y al trabajo de la ponente conocemos la trascendencia de esta perífrasis. Thanks to the Commission's Green Paper and Mrs Larive's report, however, we can appreciate the true range of the subject.
Por lo tanto, en vista de la situación actual, ¿no podríamos aplicar a la Conferencia de Desarme una perífrasis de la famosa frase del Senador Richard Lugar, "ampliamos la zona o cerramos", diciendo "avanzamos o cerramos"? Therefore, given the current situation, should not Senator Richard Lugar's famous sentence "out of area or out of business" be paraphrased vis-à-vis the CD as "move forward or out of business"?
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