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"Speak Spanish" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "hablar español", and "yes" is an interjection which is often translated as "sí". Learn more about the difference between "speak Spanish" and "yes" below.
speak Spanish(
spik
 
spah
-
nihsh
)
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
1. (indicative)
a. hablar español
I speak Spanish with my parents at home.Hablo español con mis padres en casa.
b. hablar castellano
They speak Spanish so well that they were mistaken for natives.Ellos hablan castellano tan bien que fueron confundidos por hispanohablantes nativos.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. habla español
Speak only Spanish in this class.Habla sólo español en esta clase.
b. habla castellano
Speak Spanish when you're talking to grandma. She doesn't understand English well.Habla castellano cuando platicas con abuelita. Ella no entiende muy bien el inglés.
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yes(
yehs
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (affirmation)
a.
Do you want coffee? - Yes, but just a little bit.¿Quieres café? - Sí, pero solo un poquito.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (affirmation)
a.
Yes! I knew I was right!¡Sí! ¡Sabía que tenía razón!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (affirmation)
a. el sí
(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).
Vote "yes" to the construction of the new school.Vota "sí" para la construcción de la nueva escuela.
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