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VerbEdit

mascar

  1. to mask

ConjugationEdit


InterlingueEdit

VerbEdit

mascar

  1. to mask

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin masticāre, present active infinitive of masticō (I chew).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mascar (first-person singular present indicative masco, past participle mascado)

  1. to chew (to crush with teeth) for a long time

Usage notesEdit

This verb is used when describing the chewing of something that won’t be swallowed (such as gum), or food that requires too much chewing. For normal chewing, use mastigar.

ConjugationEdit

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin masticāre, present active infinitive of masticō (I chew). Doublet of the borrowed masticar.

VerbEdit

mascar (first-person singular present masco, first-person singular preterite masqué, past participle mascado)

  1. to chew without ever swallowing

Usage notesEdit

This verb is used when describing the chewing of something that won’t be swallowed (such as gum), or food that requires too much chewing. For normal chewing, use masticar.

ConjugationEdit

  • c becomes qu before e.

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