How do you say "go away"? (in Spanish)
Hi, this is what this website lists under "away" in the dictionary:
to go away -> marcharse, irse
go away! -> ¡vete!
The first gives you verbs to describe the action. The second is what you say if you just want someone to leave! =)
I'm sure there are other ways of saying it in Spanish. Can't help you with that, though, I'm not a native speaker. All I can do is consult the dictionary.
Hope it helps.
The best I can come up with since spanish is not my primary language is alejarse in the formal sense and alejarte in an informal sense. Be sure to place an accent over the "e" in the second syllable "le" which would then make the two-word phrase (go away) more of a command.
I use sacate, but only among friends and for humorous effect. Basically, it means "Scram, will you?"
Always provokes a smile, but I would never say this to a pestering stranger.
I presume vete derived from ir. Conjugators do not show vete only ve. Is vete a combination of ve and te or something totally different?
correct. the 'te' is the reflexive pronoun of 'tú', basically it adds strength/emphasis in this case: eg
've a la tienda...' - go to the shop
'vete a la tienda...' - get yourself down the shop now
so; ¡ve! - go!, '¡vete!' - get lost/go away!
others meaning 'go away':
of course if you are speaking to more than one person you would use the vosotros form, using 'os' as the reflexive pronoun, so:
¡vete! (one person, tu form), ¡idos! (more than one, vosotros form)
likewise: ¡lárgate! (1), ¡largaos! (2+)