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"Be nice" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "ser amable", and "go away" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "irse". Learn more about the difference between "be nice" and "go away" below.
be nice(
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nays
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to treat someone kindly)
a. ser amable
Brothers and sisters should be nice to one another.Los hermanos deben ser amables el uno con el otro.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. sé amable
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Be nice to Jennifer. She's going through a hard time.Sé amable con Jennifer. Está atravesando un mal momento.
3. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. sean ambles (plural)
Kids, be nice. If not, it's the last time I take you to the park.Niños, sean amables. Si no, no los vuelvo a traer al parque.
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go away(
go
 
uh
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wey
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to leave)
a. irse
Why won't those kids go away?¿Por qué no se van esos chicos?
b. marcharse
When did they go away?¿Cuándo se marcharon?
2. (to dissipate)
a. desaparecer
The bad odor will go away in a few minutes.El mal olor desaparecerá en unos minutos.
3. (to take a vacation)
a. irse de vacaciones
We're going away this weekend.Este fin de semana nos vamos de vacaciones.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
4. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. vete
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Go away, kid!¡Vete, niño!
b. lárgate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Just go away! I don't want to talk to you anymore.¡Lárgate ya! No quiero hablar más contigo.
c. váyase
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Go away before the boss comes back. If he sees you here, he'll fire you.Váyase antes de que vuelva el jefe. Si lo ve aquí, lo despide.
d. lárguese
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Go away. You have no business here.Lárguese. Aquí no pinta nada.
5. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. váyanse (plural)
Please go away! You're all making too much noise.¡Váyanse, por favor! Están haciendo mucho ruido.
b. lárguense (plural)
Go away or I'll call the police!¡Lárguense o llamo a la policía!
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