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expl: expletive

This relation captures expletive or pleonastic nominals, such as the pronoun es in German. These are nominals that appear in an argument position of a predicate but which do not themselves satisfy any of the semantic roles of the predicate.

Es macht Spaß , das zu lernen . \n It is fun to learn that .
expl(macht, Es)
csubj(macht, lernen)

expl in other languages: [bg] [de] [el] [en] [fr] [fro] [gsw] [it] [no] [pt] [ro] [ru] [sv] [tr] [u] [yue]