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"Despacio" is an adverb which is often translated as "slowly", and "yo" is a pronoun which is often translated as "I". Learn more about the difference between "despacio" and "yo" below.
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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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (subject)
a. I
Yo soy su hermana. I am her sister.
2. (in comparisons)
a. me
Ella es más joven que yo.She is younger than me.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (psychology)
a. ego
Tu yo es tu esencia.Your ego is your essence.
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