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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (imperative; second person singular) (informal)
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., How are you?).
a. do the dishes
¡Lava los platos tú! Yo cociné.You do the dishes! I cooked.
b. wash the dishes
Lava los platos antes de acostarte.Wash the dishes before going to bed.
2. (third person singular)
a. he does the dishes (masculine)
Mi esposo no cocina, pero lava los platos.My husband doesn't cook, but he does the dishes.
b. she does the dishes (feminine)
Le dije a Alejandra que la voy a llevar al cine si lava los platos.I told Alejandra that I'm going to take her to the movies if she does the dishes.
c. he washes the dishes (masculine)
¿Vas a ayudar a David con su tarea? - Lo hago si lava los platos.Are you going to help David with his homework? - I'll do it if he washes the dishes.
d. she washes the dishes (feminine)
A Marta le gusta escuchar podcasts cuando lava los platos.Marta likes to listen to podcasts when she washes the dishes.
3. (second person singular) (formal)
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
a. you do the dishes
Si lava los platos, yo saco la basura.If you do the dishes, I'll take out the trash.
b. you wash the dishes
¿Por qué usa guantes cuando lava los platos?Why do you wear gloves when you wash the dishes?
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