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In Spanish, the conjunction "u" is used instead of "o" before a word beginning with "o" or "ho." This word may be capitalized in sense 5) and must be capitalized in sense 6).
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (used to give alternatives)
2. (used in a correlation; "o" is used before each alternative)
4. (in other words)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
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u is used instead of o in front of words beginning with o or ho (e.g. mujer u hombre woman or man).
- 25 ó 26 invitados 25 or 26 guests
- o… o either… or
- o te comportas, o te quedarás sin cenar either you behave yourself or you're not getting any dinner, unless you behave yourself, you won't get any dinner
- cansado o no, tendrás que ayudar (whether you're) tired or not, you'll have to help
- o sea (que) in other words
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