Optional Part of an Entry Headword

A card headword can have an optional section marked by brackets.

You can use parentheses to provide spelling variants for a word, or to show that a certain morphological feature present in the source language is irrelevant in the target language.


   turn into

This is equivalent to the following:

превращать превращаться
    turn into

However, in the first case “превращать(ся)” will be displayed as the headword of the card.

If you have marked several headword sections as non-obligatory, the overall word list will contain every possible variant of the headword. For example, a headword written as follows: (пре)вращать(ся) will be displayed in the overall word list in four variants: превращаться, превращать, вращаться and вращать.

Note.We recommend that you do not use parentheses in headwords for any purpose other than described above.

See also:

How Entries are Sorted

Optional Part of an Entry Headword