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"Go ahead" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "seguir adelante", and "might as well" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Por qué no?". Learn more about the difference between "go ahead" and "might as well" below.
go ahead(
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hehd
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to proceed)
a. seguir adelante
The event will go ahead rain or shine.El evento seguirá adelante llueva o truene.
2. (to advance)
a. adelantarse
I'll stay here and wait for them; you go ahead.Yo me quedo aquí para esperarlos; tú adelántate.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
3. (imperative)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can I have an apple? - Go ahead!¿Puedo tomar una manzana? - ¡Por supuesto!
Could I get by, please? - Yes, go ahead.¿Podría pasar, por favor? - Sí, adelante.
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might as well(
mayd
 
ahz
 
wehl
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (there's no better option; used as a standalone phrase)
a. ¿Por qué no?
Your last patient didn't show up, doctor. Should we close for the day? - Might as well.El último paciente no se presentó, doctora. ¿Cerramos ya por el día? - ¿Por qué no?
2. (there's no better option; used as part of a longer phrase)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Since I've missed the last train of the night, I might as well order another beer and then walk home.Como perdí el último tren de la noche, casi que me pido otra cerveza y me vuelvo a casa a pie.
You're losing by 300 points. You might as well give up.Estás perdiendo por 300 puntos. Más vale que te rindas.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (it would be the same if)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Our chemistry teacher might as well have been speaking Greek.Nuestra profesora de química podría haber estado hablándonos en griego.
With the way you're playing that piano, you might as well be sitting on the keys.Tal y como estás tocando ese piano, daría igual que estuvieras sentado en las teclas.
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