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y

USAGE NOTE
This word may be capitalized.
y(
way
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (letter)
a. la y
(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).
(F)
"Yugoslavia" begins with a y."Yugoslavia" empieza con una y.
b. la ye
(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).
(F)
"Yellow" is written with a y, not a j."Yellow" es escribe con una ye, no una jota.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(SMS language)
a. por qué
I can't come today. - Y not?No puedo ir hoy. - ¿Por qué no?
b. xq
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Y did you say that?¿Xq dijiste eso?
c. xk
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My head hurts. - Y?Me duele la cabeza. - ¿Xk?
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Y, y
[waɪ]
noun
1. Y, y (f) (letter)
  • Y-fronts® slip (m) , eslip (m)
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Y
y
[waɪ]
noun
(letter) Y; y (f)
Y for Yellow Y de Yegua
modifier
Y chromosome (n) cromosoma (m) Y
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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