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"En tu lugar" is a phrase which is often translated as "if I were you", and "yo" is a pronoun which is often translated as "I". Learn more about the difference between "en tu lugar" and "yo" below.
en tu lugar(
ehn
 
too
 
loo
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gahr
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
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)
(in your situation)
a. if I were you
En tu lugar, yo me mudaría a otro apartamento.If I were you, I'd move to a different apartment.
b. in your place
Intento ponerme en tu lugar para entender por qué actuaste de esa manera.I try to put myself in your place to understand why you acted the way you did.
2.
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)
(in your location)
a. in your place
Quédate en tu lugar. Voy a averiguar por qué se cortó la luz.Stay in your place. I'm going to check out why the power went out.
b. in your spot
Una mujer intentó sentarse en tu lugar.A woman tried to sit in your spot.
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yo(
yoh
)
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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