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"I'm" is a contraction which is often translated as "soy", and "this is" is a phrase which is often translated as "este es". Learn more about the difference between "I'm" and "this is" 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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this is(
thihs
 
ihs
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. este es (masculine)
This is my boyfriend.Este es mi novio.
b. esta es (feminine)
This is the reason I'm leaving.Esta es la razón por la que me voy.
c. esto es
I wanted less coffee. This is too much for me.Quería menos café. Esto es demasiado para mí.
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