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VerbForm: form of verb or deverbative

Values: Conv Fin Inf Part Vnoun

Even though the name of the feature seems to suggest that it is used exclusively with verbs, it is not the case. The Part value can be used also with adjectives. It distinguishes participles from other verb forms, and participial adjectives from other adjectives.

Fin: finite verb

Rule of thumb: if it has non-empty Mood, it is finite. In Czech this applies to indicative and imperative forms, and to the special conditional forms of the auxiliary verb být.


Inf: infinitive

Infinitive is the citation form of verbs. It is also used with the auxiliary být  to form periphrastic future tense, and it appears as the argument of modal and other verbs.


Part: participle

Participle is a non-finite verb form that shares properties of verbs and adjectives. Czech has two types of participles:

Participles inflect for Gender and Number but not for Person.


Conv: converb, transgressive

The converb, also called transgressive, adverbial participle or gerund, is a non-finite verb form that shares properties of verbs and adverbs.

Imperfective verbs form present converb, meaning “while doing”.

Perfective verbs form past converb, meaning “having done”.


Vnoun: verbal noun

Unlike in some other languages, verbal noun is a form strictly distinct from infinitive. It is considered a noun derived from a verb. Its UPOS tag is NOUN (not VERB) and its lemma is the singular nominative form of the verbal noun (not the infinitive of the verb). Unlike finite verbs and infinitives, a verbal noun inflects for Case and Number (although plural forms are rarely used).


VerbForm in other languages: [ab] [abq] [akk] [bej] [bg] [bm] [cs] [cu] [cy] [el] [eme] [en] [es] [fi] [fr] [ga] [gub] [gun] [hbo] [hu] [hy] [it] [ka] [kpv] [ky] [la] [mdf] [myv] [orv] [pcm] [qpm] [ru] [sl] [sv] [tr] [tt] [u] [uk] [urj]