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"I.e." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "es decir", and "e.g." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "p. ej.". Learn more about the difference between "i.e." and "e.g." below.
i.e.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (id est)
a. es decir
The steel wire may be galvanized, i.e., zinc coated.El alambre de acero puede ser galvanizado, es decir, recubierto de zinc.
b. i.e.
Unfortunately this is a complete loss, i.e., it is not possible to recover any part the goods.Desafortunadamente, la pérdida es total, i.e., no se puede recuperar nada de la mercancía.
c. a saber
Don't judge a book by it's cover, i.e., you can't trust that a well dressed person will treat you nicely.No juzgues un libro por su cubierta, a saber, no se puede confiar en que una persona bien vestida te trate bien.
d. esto es
That crazy comment was true to form, i.e., he left sanity behind long ago.Ese comentario loco era de esperarse, esto es, abandonó la cordura hace mucho tiempo.
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e.g.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (exempli gratia)
a. p. ej.
The movie has an original plot, but also parodies action movies, e.g. Terminator, Rambo, and Indiana Jones.La película tiene una trama original, pero también parodia películas de acción, p. ej. Terminator, Rambo e Indiana Jones.
b. por ejemplo
My influences include grunge and hard rock bands, e.g. Nirvana, Guns n' Roses, and Pearl Jam.Entre mis influencias hay bandas de grunge y hard rock, por ejemplo, Nirvana, Guns n' Roses y Pearl Jam.
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