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"Gerund" is a noun which is often translated as "el gerundio", and "you are" is a phrase which is often translated as "eres". Learn more about the difference between "gerund" and "you are" below.
gerund(
jeh
-
ruhnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el gerundio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In English, you can turn a verb into a gerund by adding -ing.En inglés, se puede convertir un verbo en un gerundio por añadir -ing.
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you are
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (permanent quality; used to address one person)
a. eres
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)
(singular)
You are my best friend.Eres mi mejor amigo.
b. es
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Thank you, sir. You are very generous.Gracias, señor. Es muy generoso.
2. (permanent quality; used to address multiple people)
a. son (plural)
What a show! You are very talented.¡Qué espectáculo! Son muy talentosos.
3. (temporary state; used to address one person)
a. estás
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)
(singular)
I know you are mad, but you need to calm down.Sé que estás enojado pero tienes que tranquilizarte.
b. está
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You are on 30th Ave. Broadway is that way.Está en la avenida 30. Broadway queda por allá.
4. (temporary state; used to address multiple people)
a. están (plural)
You are far away from me.Están lejos de mí.
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