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"Ayer" is an adverb which is often translated as "yesterday", and "hoy" is an adverb which is often translated as "today". Learn more about the difference between "ayer" and "hoy" below.
ayer(
ah
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yehr
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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. (the day before today)
a. yesterday
Me siento mucho mejor hoy que ayer.I feel much better today than yesterday.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(recent past)
a. yesteryear
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
La vida simple del ayer que echamos tanto de menos.The simple life of yesteryear that we miss so much.
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hoy(
oy
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (current day)
a. today
Hoy me quedo en casa.I'm staying home today.
2. (nowadays)
a. today
Hoy se hacen las cosas de manera muy diferente.Today things are done very differently.
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