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"Look at the board" is a phrase which is often translated as "mira el pizarrón", and "please" is an interjection which is often translated as "por favor". Learn more about the difference between "look at the board" and "please" below.
look at the board
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative)
a. mira el pizarrón
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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
What's today's date? - Look at the board. It's written up there.¿Cuál es la fecha de hoy? - Mira al pizarrón. Ahí está escrito.
b. mira la pizarra
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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Look at the board and read the first sentence aloud for the class.Mira la pizarra y lee la primera oración en voz alta para la clase.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to observe the board)
a. mirar el pizarrón
Remember to look at the board and read the instructions.Acúerdense de mirar el pizarrón y leer las instrucciones.
b. mirar la pizarra
It's hard for me to look at the board with all of the glare coming through the window.Es difícil para mí mirar la pizarra con tanto resplandor que viene por la ventana.
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please(
pliz
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (polite expression)
a. por favor
Please, bring me a glass of water.Por favor, tráigame un vaso de agua.
2. (expression of annoyance)
a. por Dios
Could you just stop talking for a second, please!¡Por Dios! ¿Puedes dejar de hablar por un momento?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to prefer)
a. querer
The queen does what she pleases.La reina hace lo que quiera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to satisfy)
a. complacer
You're constantly trying to please people. Don't you get tired of it?Siempre estás intentando complacer a la gente. ¿No te cansas?
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