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"Es cierto" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's true", and "si" is a conjunction which is often translated as "if". Learn more about the difference between "es cierto" and "si" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (it's certain)
a. it's true
Es cierto que he mentido antes, pero ahora estoy diciendo la verdad.It's true that I've lied before, but this time I'm telling the truth.
b. is true
El relato es cierto. Yo estaba presente.The story is true. I was there.
2. (in questions)
a. is it true
¿Es cierto que escuchaste dos disparos?Is it true that you heard two gunshots?
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (with conditional clauses)
a. if
Si llueve mañana, cancelaremos el picnic.If it rains tomorrow, we will cancel the picnic.
2. (with indirect questions)
a. whether
Preguntó si me estaba divirtiendo.He asked whether I was enjoying myself.
b. if
Paco quiere saber si Laura también va a asistir.Paco wants to know if Laura is also going to attend.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (musical note)
a. B
Primero lo oí en si menor.I first heard it played in B minor.
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