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"Es un" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's a", and "por ejemplo" is a phrase which is often translated as "for example". Learn more about the difference between "es un" and "por ejemplo" below.
es un(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (masculine) (used to talk about identity or characteristics; third person singular)
a. it's a
Este no es un gato: ¡es un tigre!This is not a cat - it's a tiger!
b. he's a (masculine)
Hace muchos años que conozco a Marcos. Es un buen hombre.I've known Marcos for quite a long time. He's a good man.
c. she's a (feminine)
Nadie sabe nada de Isabel. Es un misterio.No one knows anything about Isabel. She's a mistery.
d. is a
Antonio es un hombre muy guapo.Antonio is a very handsome man.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(masculine) (used to talk about identity or characteristics; second person singular)
a. you're a
No queremos que renuncie. Usted es un miembro clave de este equipo.We don't want you to resign. You're a key member of this team.
3. (masculine) (used emphatically; third person singular)
a. he's so (masculine)
Ernesto nunca ayuda en casa. Es un caradura.Ernesto never helps at home. He's so cheeky.
b. is so
Mi hijo es un desagradecido. Nada de lo que hacemos su padre y yo le parece bien.My son is so ungrateful. Nothing his father and I do ever pleases him.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(masculine) (used emphatically; second person singular)
a. you're so
¿No hizo usted nada en todo el día? Es un vago.Didn't you do anything all day? You're so lazy.
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por ejemplo(
pohr
 
eh
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hehm
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ploh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. for example
Hay muchas playas cerca de aquí, por ejemplo, Ixtapa y Acapulco.There are many beaches nearby; for example, Ixtapa and Acapulco.
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