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kind pronunciación 1
noun
1 a group, class, sort, race or type.
2 a particular variety or a specimen belonging to a specific variety.
3 nature, character or distinguishing quality differ in kind .
[Anglo-Saxon gecynd nature]
after its kind according to its nature.
a kind of?something like a? a kind of magazine .
in kind
1 said of payment: in goods instead of money.
2 said of repayment or retaliation: in the same form as the treatment received.
kind of or kinda colloq somewhat; slightly kind of old-fashioned .
nothing of the kind not at all; completely the reverse.
of a kind
1 of the same sort three of a kind .
2 of doubtful worth; not very satisfactory an explanation of a kind .

kind Like sort, kind gives rise to a usage difficulty when it is followed by of with a plural noun and needs to be preceded by a demonstrative pronoun this, that, these, those. The grammatical sequences in use are as follows: ? I think these kind of comments are most unfair. ? This kind of component is much smaller and more reliable than a valve. ? Those are the kinds of assumptions (or assumption) being made. The first is sometimes rejected by language purists, but it is common especially in speech. Recommendation: to avoid difficulty, use this kind of + singular noun, or these kinds of + singular or plural noun.



kind pronunciación 2
adjective
1 friendly, helpful, well-meaning, generous, benevolent or considerate.
2 warm; cordial kind regards .
[Anglo-Saxon gecynde in obsolete sense -natural-]
kindness noun .
be so kind as to?or be kind enough to?a polite formula of request for someone to do a specified thing.


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