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"I see you" is a phrase which is often translated as "Te veo", and "smile" is a noun which is often translated as "la sonrisa". Learn more about the difference between "I see you" and "smile" below.
I see you(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. Te veo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
I see you. You're in the back row of the photo.Te veo. Estás en la última fila de la foto.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (facial expression)
a. la sonrisa
(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).
He has the sweetest smile I have ever seen.Tiene la sonrisa más dulce que he visto.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to grin; often used with "at")
a. sonreír
Marisa smiled at me and winked an eye.Marisa me sonrió y guiñó un ojo.
Would you smile for the picture, please?¿Pueden sonreír para la foto, por favor?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to grin)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She smiled her thanks when we gave her the flowers.Nos dio las gracias con una sonrisa cuando le dimos las flores.
The kid smiled a big smile when his mother gave him an ice cream.El niño sonrió de oreja a oreja cuando su madre le dio un helado.
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