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"De esta manera" is an adverb which is often translated as "in this way", and "y" is a conjunction which is often translated as "and". Learn more about the difference between "de esta manera" and "y" below.
de esta manera(
deh
 
ehs
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tah
 
mah
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neh
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rah
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (thus)
a. in this way
No debemos actuar de esta manera.We shouldn't act in this way.
b. this way
¿Cómo puedes tratar a Craig de esta manera?How can you treat Craig this way?
c. like this
Siento seguir molestándote de esta manera, pero necesito tu ayuda.I'm sorry to keep bothering you like this, but I need your help.
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y(
ee
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (additionally)
a. and
Quiero una pizza y un refresco.I want a pizza and a soft drink.
2. (in linking clauses)
a. and
No tiene dinero y rechaza trabajos.He has no money and refuses to work.
3. (in repetition)
a. and
El perro ladraba y ladraba.The dog was barking and barking.
4. (in questions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Y Juan dónde está?So, where is Juan?
¿Y cuál es el problema?What is the problem?
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
5. (letter)
a. y
¿"Jenny" termina en y o en i?Does "Jenny" end with a y or an i?
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