irse a
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irse a(
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A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (to depart for)
a. to go to
¿Dónde están María y Ana? - Se han ido a la playa.Where are Maria and Ana? - They've gone to the beach.
b. to leave for
¿Cuáles son sus planes? - El lunes nos vamos a Ámsterdam y el martes volaremos a Ciudad del Cabo.What are your plans? - We're leaving for Amsterdam on Monday and we'll fly to Cape Town on Tuesday.
2. (used to express intentionality)
a. to be going to
Me voy a sentar en este banco porque estoy muy cansada.I'm going to sit on this bench because I'm very tired.
ir a
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
3. (to go to a place)
a. to go to
¿Vas a ir a la fiesta el sábado?Are you going to go to the party on Saturday?
Debes ir a la escuela antes de que se haga más tarde.You should go to school before it gets any later.
4. (used to express intentionality)
a. to go
¿Puedes ir a preguntarle a tu hermano si quiere cenar?Can you go and ask your brother if he wants to have dinner?
b. to be going to
Voy a regar el jardín cuando baje el sol.I'm going to water the garden when the sun goes down.
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