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"Clean the car" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "limpiar el coche", and "please" is an interjection which is often translated as "por favor". Learn more about the difference between "clean the car" and "please" below.
clean the car
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to make a vehicle undirty)
a. limpiar el coche
Leonardo cleaned the car yesterday.Leonardo limpió el coche ayer.
b. limpiar el carro
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We need to clean the car before we pick up your sister at the airport.Necesitamos limpiar el carro antes de recoger a tu hermana en el aeropuerto.
c. limpiar el auto (Southern Cone)
With three kids and two dogs, we often have to clean the car.Con tres hijos y dos perros, tenemos que limpiar el auto a menudo.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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2. (imperative)
a. limpia el coche
Clean the car! It's full of trash and junk.¡Limpia el coche! Está lleno de basura y porquerías.
b. limpia el carro
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Clean the car, and then you can go out with your friends.Limpia el carro, y entonces puedes salir con tus amigos.
c. limpia el auto (Southern Cone)
Clean the car, please. It smells.Limpia el auto, por favor. Huele mal.
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (polite expression)
a. por favor
Please, bring me a glass of water.Por favor, tráigame un vaso de agua.
2. (expression of annoyance)
a. por Dios
Could you just stop talking for a second, please!¡Por Dios! ¿Puedes dejar de hablar por un momento?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to prefer)
a. querer
The queen does what she pleases.La reina hace lo que quiera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to satisfy)
a. complacer
You're constantly trying to please people. Don't you get tired of it?Siempre estás intentando complacer a la gente. ¿No te cansas?
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