algún

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aliquis (anyone, someone) ūnus. Cognate with French aucun, Spanish alguno, Italian alcuno.

DeterminerEdit

algún m (feminine algunha, masculine plural algúns, feminine plural algunhas)

  1. some, any (a particular one, but unspecified)

Usage notesEdit

All forms of algún contract when used following the contractions de (of, from) or en (in). So de algún contracts to dalgún, and en algunhas contracts to nalgunhas.


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

algún m (apocopate, standard form alguno)

  1. (before the noun) apocopic form of alguno some

Usage notesEdit

The form algún is used only before and within the noun phrase of the modified singular masculine noun. In other positions, alguno is used instead.

Last modified on 29 October 2013, at 03:02