boil water in a pot
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. hierve agua en una olla
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Boil water in a pot and add water; then add salt.Hierve agua en una olla y luego agrega sal.
b. hierva agua en una olla
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Boil water in a pot and then add the pasta.Hierva agua en una olla y agrega la pasta.
c. hervir agua en una olla (written instructions)
Boil water in a pot. Meanwhile, dice one large onion.Hervir agua en una olla. Mientras tanto, picar una cebolla grande.
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
2. (infinitive)
a. hervir agua en una olla
In order to wash dishes during the power out, we had to boil water in a pot on the wood stove.Para lavar los platos durante el apagón, teníamos que hervir agua en la estufa de leña.
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