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"Leave for" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "salir para", and "go to" is a phrase which is often translated as "vete a". Learn more about the difference between "leave for" and "go to" below.
leave for
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 depart for)
a. salir para
We're leaving for Italy tomorrow.Salimos para Italia mañana.
b. partir para
The family left for the country on Saturday.La familia partió para el campo el sábado.
c. irse para
When are you leaving for Chicago?¿Cuándo te vas para Chicago?
2. (to abandon for)
a. dejar por
Mike's wife left him for a younger man.La esposa de Mike lo dejó por un hombre más joven.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. vete a
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Go to the store and bring me some onions.Vete a la tienda y tráeme unas cebollas.
b. vaya a
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Go to the office at the end of the corridor and ask there.Vaya a la oficina al final del pasillo y pregunte allí.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. vayan a (plural)
Ok, go to the festival, but please be careful.Bien, vayan al festival pero por favor tengan cuidado.
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
3. (used to express future intention)
a. ir a
I am going to ask Gemma to marry me.Voy a pedirle a Gemma que se case conmigo.
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