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"I mean" is a phrase which is often translated as "quiero decir", and "you see" is a phrase which is often translated as "ves". Learn more about the difference between "I mean" and "you see" below.
I mean(
ay
 
min
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (I signify)
a. quiero decir
Do you understand what I mean? - Yes, of course I do!¿Entiendes lo que quiero decir? - Sí, ¡por supuesto!
2. (I refer to)
a. me refiero a
When I say "all the people around me," I mean you two.Cuando digo "todos los que están a mi alrededor", me refiero a ustedes dos.
3. (I intend)
a. tengo la intención de
I mean no offence, but I think you're mistaken.No tengo la intención de ofender a nadie, pero creo que estás equivocado.
b. pienso
I mean to complete this translation by tomorrow afternoon.Pienso terminar esta traducción para mañana por la tarde.
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you see(
yu
 
si
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (you perceive)
a. ves
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)
If you see her, tell her that I'm trying to get in contact with her.Si la ves, dile que estoy tratando de ponerme en contacto con ella.
b. ve
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
What do you do when you see a spider? - I scream.¿Qué hace cuando ve una araña? - Grito.
2. (you visit)
a. ves
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 see your parents once a week, don't you?Sé que ves a tus padres una ves por semana, ¿no?
b. ve
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
When you see her at the psychiatric clinic, how does she behave?Cuando la ve en la clínica psiquiátrica, ¿cómo se comporta?
3. (you understand)
a. entiendes
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)
If you see what I mean, why don't you agree?Si entiendes lo que quiero decir, ¿por qué no estás de acuerdo?
b. entiende
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 see my point, don't you?Entiende lo que digo, ¿no?
4. (you find out)
a. ves
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 have a special talent! You always see what's wrong with any device!¡Tienes un talento especial! Siempre ves qué anda mal en cualquier dispositivo.
b. ve
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
If you see what's going on, please let me know.Si ve qué está sucediendo, por favor cuénteme.
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