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"Erre" is a noun which is often translated as "r", and "te" is a pronoun which is often translated as "you". Learn more about the difference between "erre" and "te" below.
erre(
eh
-
rreh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (letter)
a. r
Te olvidaste de poner la erre del nombre Ricardo en mayúscula.You forgot to capitalize the "r" in the name Ricardo.
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te(
teh
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
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)
(indirect object)
a. you
Te lo dio todo.She gave you everything.
b. to you
¿Te lo doy?Shall I give it to you?
c. for you
Me gustan esas rosas. -Te las recojo, cariño.I like those roses. - I’ll pick them for you, darling.
d. from you
Estoy vendiendo mi bici. - ¿De verdad? Yo te la compro. I'm selling my bike. - Really? I'll buy it from you.
e. your
¿Te duele el brazo?Does your arm hurt?
Ponte la camisa.Put your shirt on.
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)
(direct object)
a. you
Te amo con todo mi corazón. I love you with all my heart.
3.
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)
(reflexive)
a. yourself
¡Sécate! Te vas a enfermar si sales así.Dry yourself off! You'll get sick if you go out like that.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Duérmete ya, que mañana nos vamos temprano en la mañana.Go to sleep already. Tomorrow we're leaving early in the morning.
Tienes que vestirte. You need to get dressed.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
4. (letter)
a. t
"Tipo" se escribe con la te."Tipo" is spelled with the letter t.
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