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"Regalo" is a noun which is often translated as "present", and "ir a comprar" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to go to buy". Learn more about the difference between "regalo" and "ir a comprar" below.
regalo(
rreh
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gah
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loh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (offering)
a. present
Este año recibí muchos regalos de cumpleaños.I got a lot of birthday presents this year.
b. gift
La empresa donde trabajo suele hacer regalos de Navidad a sus empleados.The company I work for usually gives Christmas gifts to its employees.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(good deal)
a. bargain
La computadora que compré fue un verdadero regalo.The computer I bought was a real bargain.
b. steal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Ese tablet solo cuesta $50? ¡Es un regalo!That tablet only costs $50? It's a steal!
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(pleasure)
a. delight
Verlo feliz es un regalo para el corazón.Seeing him happy is a delight to the heart.
b. treat
El coro de niños de nuestra ciudad es un regalo para los oídos.Our town's children's choir is a treat to listen to.
4. (culinary)
a. delicacy
La comida que sirvieron en la boda fue un regalo.The food they served at the wedding was a delicacy.
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ir a comprar(
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kohm
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prahr
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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. (general)
a. to go to buy
Tengo que ir a comprar comida para la cena de esta noche.I need to go to buy food for tonight's dinner.
b. to go and buy
Siéntense en esta mesa. Yo iré a comprar hamburguesas y las traeré aquí.Sit at this table. I'll go and buy hamburgers and bring them here.
c. to go buy (only in infinitive or future)
Necesito ir a comprar cigarrillos.I need to go buy cigarettes.
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