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"Instant message" is a noun which is often translated as "el mensaje instantáneo", and "text message" is a noun which is often translated as "el mensaje de texto". Learn more about the difference between "instant message" and "text message" below.
instant message
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (message sent via Internet)
a. el mensaje instantáneo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't send him an instant message because I'm not connected to the Internet.No puedo mandarle un mensaje instantáneo porque no estoy conectado al Internet.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (to send a message)
a. enviar un mensaje instantáneo
You can call me or you can instant message me.Puedes llamarme o puedes enviarme un mensaje instantáneo.
b. mandar un mensaje instantáneo
If you instant message me I will respond quicker.Si me mandas un mensaje instantáneo puedo responder más rápido.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (communication)
a. el mensaje de texto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let me send my mom a text message so she knows where I am.Déjenme mandar un mensaje de texto a mi mamá para que sepa dónde estoy.
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