Is is the plural form of i.


Usage note
This word may be capitalized in sense 1) and must be capitalized in sense 2).
1. (letter) 
a. la i (F) 
"India" begins with an i."India" empieza con una i.
Do you write your name with an i or a y?¿Escribes tu nombre con una i latina o con una i griega?
2. (subject) 
a. yo 
Mark is from England, but I am from Spain.Mark es de Inglaterra, pero yo soy de España.
1. yo (usually omitted, except for contrast)
  • I'm Scottish soy escocés
  • I haven't got it! ¡yo no lo tengo!
  • it was I who did it (Formal) yo fui el que lo hizo
(letter) I; i (f)
I for Isabel I de Isabel
to dot the i's and cross the t's poner los puntos sobre las íes
I [aɪ]
(emphatic, to avoid ambiguity) yo
Note that subject pronouns are used less in Spanish than in English - mainly for emphasis, to avoid ambiguity and in comparisons.
I'm not one to exaggerate yo no soy de los que exageran; it is I who ... soy yo quien ...; he was frightened but I wasn't él estaba asustado pero yo no; if I were you yo que tú; Ann and I Ann y yo; he is taller than I am es más alto que yo
Don't translate the subject pronoun when not emphasizing or clarifying:
I've got an idea tengo una idea; I'll go and see voy a ver
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