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"If" is a conjunction which is often translated as "si", and "depend on" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "depender de". Learn more about the difference between "if" and "depend on" below.
if(
ihf
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (conditional)
a. si
If I were a rich woman, I would travel the world.Si yo fuera rica, viajaría por el mundo.
2. (whether)
a. si
I do not know if they will like my cooking.No sé si les gustará mi comida.
3. (adversative)
a. aunque
It is a wonderful car, if rather expensive.Es un carro fabuloso, aunque bastante caro.
b. si bien
She's a good girl, if a little naive.Es una buna chica, si bien un poco inocente.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (assumption)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If he enters the race—and that's a big if—he could receive many votes.Si entra a la carrera—y está por verse—podría recibir muchos votos.
The success of this project depends on a lot of ifs.El éxito de este proyecto depende de muchas suposiciones.
ifs
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (conditions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do your homework now, or you can't go to the movies. No ifs or buts!Haz la tarea ahora, o no puedes ir al cine. ¡Nada de peros!
Don't worry about the ifs, just enjoy the moment.Olvídate de las dudas y disfruta el momento.
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depend on(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be dependent on)
a. depender de
The city depends on the water from the lake.La ciudad depende del agua del lago.
2. (to rely on)
a. contar con
I would never lie to you. You can depend on me.Nunca te mentiría. Puedes contar conmigo.
b. confiar en
Tiffany is unstable. You can't depend on her at all.Tiffany es inestable. No puedes confiar en ella para nada.
3. (to be determined by)
a. depender de
I'll arrive today or tomorrow. It depends on the flight schedule.Llegaré hoy o mañana. Depende del horario de los vuelos.
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