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"If yes" is a phrase which is often translated as "si es así", and "explain" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "explicar". Learn more about the difference between "if yes" and "explain" below.
if yes(
ihf
 
yehs
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. si es así
Do you wish to continue? If yes, press "Enter."¿Desea continuar? Si es así, presione "Enter."
b. de ser así
Do you smoke? If yes, let your doctor know.¿Fumas? De ser así, infórmaselo al médico.
c. en caso afirmativo
Are you a blood donor? If yes, we need your help.¿Eres donante de sangre? En caso afirmativo, necesitamos tu ayuda.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Did you sign up as a volunteer? If yes, your name should be in this list.¿Te anotaste como voluntario? Si lo hiciste, tu nombre debería aparecer en esta lista.
Do you want to go into the sauna? If yes, go through the door on the right.¿Quiere entrar al sauna? Si la respuesta es afirmativa, pasa por la puerta derecha.
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explain(
ehk
-
spleyn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make clear)
a. explicar
Please explain to me the reasoning behind your argument.Por favor, explícame el razonamiento detrás de tu argumento.
b. aclarar
I don't understand this concept. Could you explain it to me?No entiendo este concepto. ¿Me lo podrías aclarar?
2. (to be the cause of)
a. explicar
Is there any traumatic experience from his past that explains his reaction?¿Existe alguna experiencia traumática de su pasado que explica su reacción?
b. justificar
Her upbringing explains her rebellious behavior.Su crianza justifica su comportamiento rebelde.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to make clear)
a. explicar
I know you're angry, but if you would just let me explain you'd understand everything.Sé que estás enojada, pero si me dejarías explicar entenderías todo.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to make oneself clear)
a. explicarse
If you allow me to explain myself, you'll see that I'm innocent.Si permites que me explique, verás que soy inocente.
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