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"Eres tú" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's you", and "María" is a proper noun which is often translated as "Mary". Learn more about the difference between "eres tú" and "María" below.
eres tú(
eh
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rehs
 
too
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. it's you (contraction)
Yo creo que eres tú, no yo, quien debería hablar con él.I think it's you, not me, who should speak to him.
b. it is you
Eres tú. El amor de mi vida siempre has sido tú.It is you. The love of my life has always been you.
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María(
mah
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ree
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ah
)
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (name)
a. Mary
El nombre de mi madre es María y el mío es Mariana.My mother's name is Mary and mine is Mary Ann.
maría
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(drug)
a. weed
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Siempre huele a maría en este estacionamiento.It always smells like weed in this parking garage.
b. weed
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Creíamos en el amor libre y la paz, y sobre todo fumábamos mucha maría.We believed in free love and peace, and above all we smoked a lot of grass.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(homemaker)
a. housewife
Solo piensa en sus hijos y su lavadora. Está hecha una maría total.She can only think of her children and her washing machine. She has become the ultimate housewife.
4. (female immigrant from the country)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. indigenous woman
El centro de Ciudad de México estaba lleno de marías que vendían dulces y fruta a los turistas.Downtown Mexico City was full of indigenous women selling candy and fruit to the tourists.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(easy class)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. unimportant subject
La educación física solía ser una maría, pero ya no lo es.Phys ed used to be an unimportant subject, but not anymore.
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