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"Copy and paste" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "copiar y pegar", and "cut and paste" is a phrase which is often translated as "cortar y pegar". Learn more about the difference between "copy and paste" and "cut and paste" below.
copy and paste
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. (computing)
a. copiar y pegar
You can copy and paste the file into the new folder.Puedes copiar y pegar el archivo en la nueva carpeta.
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. copia y pega
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)
Copy and paste the file onto my pen drive.Copia y pega el archivo en mi pen drive.
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cut and paste
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. cortar y pegar
With this tool you can cut and paste the picture.Con esa herramienta puedes cortar y pegar la fotografía.
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