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"I had an accident" is a phrase which is often translated as "tuve un accidente", and "yesterday" is an adverb which is often translated as "ayer". Learn more about the difference between "I had an accident" and "yesterday" below.
I had an accident(
ay
 
hahd
 
ahn
 
ahk
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sih
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dihnt
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. tuve un accidente
I had an accident yesterday and was unable to go to work.Tuve un accidente ayer y no pude ir al trabajo.
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yesterday(
yehs
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tuhr
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dey
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (the day before)
a. ayer
Yesterday we went to movies.Ayer fuimos al cine.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (the day before)
a. ayer
We began our yoga lessons yesterday morning.Ayer por la mañana empezamos las clases de yoga.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (the day before)
a. el ayer
(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).
Yesterday was a really productive day.Ayer fue un día realmente productivo.
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