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"Go shopping" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "ir de compras", and "shopping" is a noun which is also often translated as "ir de compras". Learn more about the difference between "go shopping" and "shopping" below.
go shopping(
go
 
sha
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pihng
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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 shop)
a. ir de compras
Should we go shopping this Sunday? The mall has a ton of sales because of the holidays.Vamos de compras este domingo. El centro comercial tiene un montón de rebajas por las fiestas.
2. (to buy groceries)
a. hacer las compras
We're all out of milk, bread, and eggs. I'll go shopping this afternoon.Ya no nos queda ni leche ni pan ni huevos. Haré las compras esta tarde.
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shopping(
shap
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ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (purchasing of goods)
a. ir de compras
Shopping is one of her favorite activities.Ir de compras es una de sus actividades favoritas.
2. (grocery shopping)
a. la compra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We usually do the weekly shopping at a supermarket outside of town.Solemos hacer la compra de la semana en un supermercado que queda fuera de la ciudad.
3. (purchased groceries) (United Kingdom)
a. las compras
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I've left the shopping in the kitchen.He dejado las compras en la cocina.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (used for shopping)
a. de la compra
Do you have your shopping list with you?¿Llevas la lista de la compra?
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