Quick answer
"Despacio" is an adverb which is often translated as "slowly", and "por favor" is a phrase which is often translated as "please". Learn more about the difference between "despacio" and "por favor" below.
despacio(
dehs
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pah
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syoh
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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. (not quickly)
a. slowly
Deberías manejar más despacio en la carretera.You should drive more slowly on the highway.
2. (not loudly)
a. quietly
Habla más despacio para no despertar al bebé.Speak more quietly so that the baby doesn't wake up.
b. softly
Julián silbaba despacio mientras hacía su trabajo.Julian whistled softly as he did his work.
3. (not rough)
a. gently
Le golpeó despacio el hombro para advertirle.She tapped gently on his shoulder to warn him.
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por favor(
pohr
 
fah
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bohr
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (expression of courtesy)
a. please
¿Me prestas tu lápiz, por favor?Can I borrow your pencil, please?
Recuerda siempre decir "por favor" y "gracias".Remember to always say "please" and "thank you."
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