InterlinguaEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

deber

  1. to have to

ConjugationEdit

Present: debe
Past: debeva
Future: debera
Conditional: deberea
Present participle: debente
Past participle: debite
Imperative: debe

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *dьbrь.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dəbə́r/, /dèːbər/, /déːbər/

NounEdit

dəbə̏r or dẹ̄bər f

  1. gorge (narrow valley)

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further readingEdit

  • deber”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish [Term?], from Latin dēbēre, present active infinitive of dēbeō (owe). Cognates include English due and debt.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /deˈbeɾ/, [d̪eˈβeɾ]

NounEdit

deber m (plural deberes)

  1. obligation, duty
    Synonyms: tarea, obligación
  2. debt
    Synonym: deuda
  3. should, ought (modal noun)
  4. (usually in the plural) homework

VerbEdit

deber (first-person singular present debo, first-person singular preterite debí, past participle debido)

  1. (transitive) to owe
    Debo mucho dinero.I owe a lot of money.
  2. (auxiliary) must, to need to, to have to (rarely used in the conditional with this meaning)
    Debo estudiar.I must study.
    Eso debe haber sido muy difícil.That must have been really hard.
  3. (auxiliary) should, to ought to, to be supposed to, to be to
    Debería haber un plan en marcha.There should be a plan in place.
    La gente no debería mensajear y conducir.People aren't supposed to text and drive.
    Deberías disculparte.You ought to apologize.
    Usted debe despertarse antes del amanecer.You are to be up before sunrise.
    Los niños deberían dormir un poco.The children should get some sleep.
  4. (auxiliary) should have (in the preterite; having haber follow "deber" is optional and not required)
    Debiste esperarme.You should have waited for me.
    Debiste haberme esperado.You should have waited for me.
  5. (auxiliary, emphatic) shall (future tense usually)
  6. (reflexive with preposition a) to be due to, to be attributable to, to be the result of, to be caused by
  7. (with de and infinitive) probably or most likely do or happen something (add a degree of insecurity to the verb)
    Debes de viajar por avión, China está muy lejos.
    You should travel by plane, China is very far away. or You probably need to fly there, China is very far away.

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