"Voy" is a form of "ir", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to go". "X" is a noun which is often translated as "x". Learn more about the difference between "x" and "voy" below.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (letter)
a. x
"Xochimilco" empieza con una x."Xochimilco" begins with an x.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
2. (unnamed person, thing, or number)
a. X
Vamos a imaginar que el señor X te haya pedido tus datos. ¿Qué haces?Let's imagine Mr. X has asked you for your contact information. What do you do?
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(SMS language; short for "por")
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tengo que quedarme después de clase xq no hice la tarea.I have to stay after school because I didn't do my homework.
¿Dónde andas? - X el parque.Where are you? - Near the park.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to indicate movement)
a. to go
Ayer Ana y yo fuimos al cine.Yesterday, Ana and I went to the movies.
2. (to talk about directions)
a. to go
Por aquí no se va a la estación.This is not the way to go to the station.
3. (to indicate progress)
a. to go
¿Cómo te van los estudios?How's college going?
4. (to indicate origin)
a. to go
Los platos van en el armario.Dishes go in the cupboard.
5. (to indicate a range of time)
a. to go
El festival va del primero de abril hasta el primero de mayo.The festival goes from April first to May first.
6. (to have on)
a. to wear
Iba con botas amarillas.She wore yellow boots.
b. to be dressed in (color)
Iba de verde por el día de San Patricio.She was dressed in green for St. Patrick's Day.
7. (to function)
a. to work
El portátil va bien.The laptop works well.
b. to run
Mi carro ha ido sin problema durante años.My car has run without an issue for years.
8. (to discuss a process; used with "por")
a. to be on
Voy por la página 50 de "San Manuel Bueno, mártir".I'm on page 50 of "San Manuel Bueno, Martyr."
9. (to be on the path to becoming; used with "para")
Regionalism used in Spain
a. to study to be
Mi primo va para cocinero.My cousin is studying to be a cook.
10. (to attend)
a. to go
Mi hermana va a la primaria al lado de la estación de bomberos.My sister goes to the elementary school next to the firestation.
11. (to appear)
a. to look
¡Vas muy guapa! Me encanta tu vestido.You look gorgeous! I love your dress.
12. (to match)
a. to go with
Esa camisa roja no le va a ese pantalón amarillo.That red shirt doesn't go with those yellow pants.
An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
auxiliary verb
13. (to indicate a future action)
a. to go
¡Papá va a cocinar una cena espectacular!Dad is going to cook a wonderful dinner!
14. (in progressive constructions)
a. to be
Voy planificando la fiesta.I am planning the party.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
15. (to exit a place)
a. to leave
El alumno se fue de la biblioteca muy tarde.The student left the library very late.
b. to go
¡Vámonos! El camión nos va a dejar.Let's go! The bus is going to leave us behind.
16. (to escape)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A la piscina se le fue todo el agua.All the water leaked from the pool.
A la llanta se le fue el aire.The tire went flat.
17. (to pass away)
a. to die
Se nos fue muy joven.He died too young.
18. (to take away)
a. to go away
Con esta pastilla se te irá el dolor.This pill will make the pain go away.
19. (to not remember)
a. to forget
¿Cómo se llama ese hombre? Lo sabía, pero se me fue.What's that man's name? I knew it, but I forgot.
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