I
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I(
ay
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (subject)
a. yo
Mark is from England, but I am from Spain.Mark es de Inglaterra, pero yo soy de España.
i
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (letter)
a. la i
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
"India" begins with an i."India" empieza con una i.
b. la i latina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Do you write your name with an i or a y?¿Escribes tu nombre con una i latina o con una i griega?
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I
pronoun
1. yo (usually omitted, except for contrast)
  • I'm Scottish soy escocés
  • I haven't got it! ¡yo no lo tengo!
  • it was I who did it (Formal) yo fui el que lo hizo
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I
i
[aɪ]
noun
(letter) I; i (f)
I for Isabel I de Isabel
to dot the i's and cross the t's poner los puntos sobre las íes
I [aɪ]
pronoun:personal
(emphatic, to avoid ambiguity) yo
Note that subject pronouns are used less in Spanish than in English - mainly for emphasis, to avoid ambiguity and in comparisons.
I'm not one to exaggerate yo no soy de los que exageran; it is I who ... soy yo quien ...; he was frightened but I wasn't él estaba asustado pero yo no; if I were you yo que tú; Ann and I Ann y yo; he is taller than I am es más alto que yo
Don't translate the subject pronoun when not emphasizing or clarifying:
I've got an idea tengo una idea; I'll go and see voy a ver
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i
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Usage note
This word may be capitalized.
i(
ee
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (letter)
a. i
"English" no empieza con una i."English" doesn't start with an i.
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