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"I'm" is a contraction which is often translated as "soy", and "I am" is a phrase which is also often translated as "soy". Learn more about the difference between "I'm" and "I am" below.
I'm(
aym
)
A contraction is a shortened form of a word or group of words made by omitting a sound or letter (e.g. don't).
contraction
1. (indicating a permanent quality)
a. soy
I'm from Puerto RicoSoy de Puerto Rico.
2. (indicating a temporary state)
a. estoy
I'm waiting for my taxi to arrive.Estoy esperando que llegue mi taxi.
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I am(
ay
 
ahm
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to express a permanent quality)
a. soy
I am from Guatemala.Soy de Guatemala.
2. (used to express a temporary state)
a. estoy
I am tired.Estoy cansado.
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