when use y, and when e
When should I use word e instead of y for and?
Much like the English words "a" and "an", y and e are used to make the language flow better.
In English, you say "I want an apple" not "I want a apple"
In Spanish you say "mujeres e hijos" and not "mujeres y hijos" to create a break in the vowel sounds.
whenever "y" and the next word make the same sound, use "e" to create a break in that sound. Note that usually the next word will start with a vowel or h -> then a vowel.
I hope this makes sense.
Replace "y" with "e" when the word that comes after starts with an "i".
Examples: Ramiro e Ingrid.
Es una persona brillante e indiscutiblemente...
Comeré e iré después de...
Me sentía triste e íngrima...
Does this answer your question?
You use "e" when the next word begins with "i" or "hi". Basically the same because in Spanish you don't pronounce the "h".
"Patricia e Inés son amigas"
"Estudiamos geografía e historia"