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Spanish - English translations for "y"

"y" Spanish translation


The Spanish conjunction 'y' means 'and' in English.

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Meaning: and

Juan y María son hermanos.

Juan and María are siblings.

Meaning: also

Yo también quiero ir al cine.

I also want to go to the movies.

Meaning: with

Voy a la fiesta con mis amigos.

I'm going to the party with my friends.

Meaning: plus

Dos más dos es igual a cuatro.

Two plus two equals four.

Meaning: as well as

Me gusta leer y escribir.

I like to read as well as write.


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A1: Me gusta el chocolate y la vainilla.

I like chocolate and vanilla.

A1: Tengo un perro y un gato.

I have a dog and a cat.

A2: María y Juan son amigos.

María and Juan are friends.

B1: Ayer fui al cine y vi una película muy interesante.

Yesterday I went to the cinema and watched a very interesting movie.

B1: Compré pan, leche y huevos en el supermercado.

I bought bread, milk, and eggs at the supermarket.

B2: Estudié mucho para el examen de matemáticas y saqué una buena nota.

I studied a lot for the math exam and got a good grade.

C1: Viajé por Europa y visité varios países.

I traveled through Europe and visited several countries.

C1: Trabajé duro durante años y finalmente logré mi objetivo.

I worked hard for years and finally achieved my goal.

C2: El autor escribió numerosos libros y ganó varios premios literarios.

The author wrote numerous books and won several literary awards.

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The word 'y' is one of the most commonly used conjunctions in the Spanish language. It is used to connect words, phrases, or clauses that have a similar or related meaning. Just like its English counterpart 'and', 'y' helps to join different elements together to create more complex sentences.

In Spanish, 'y' is a coordinating conjunction, which means it connects two equal elements. For example, it can be used to join two nouns ('el perro y el gato' - 'the dog and the cat'), two adjectives ('alto y delgado' - 'tall and slim'), or two verbs ('correr y saltar' - 'to run and jump').

It's important to note that in Spanish, the conjunction 'y' does not change its form regardless of the gender or number of the words it connects. This makes it a versatile and easy-to-use word for connecting ideas in Spanish sentences.

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