Spanish translation of 'and'
conjunctionANDIn order to avoid two “i” sounds coming together, and is translated by e not y before words beginning with i and hi and before the letter y used on its own:
(before i-, hi- but not hie-) e
you and me tú y yo
French and English francés e inglés
and? ¿y? ⧫ ¿y qué más?
and how! (informal) ¡y (no veas) cómo!
2. (+ comparative adjective)
better and better cada vez mejor
more and more cada vez más
more and more difficult cada vez más difícil
3. (in numbers)
one and a half uno y medio
a hundred and one ciento uno
two hundred and ten doscientos diez
five hours and 20 minutes cinco horas y 20 minutos
ten dollars and 50 cents diez dólares y or con 50 centavos
4. (negative sense) ni
without shoes and socks sin zapatos ni calcetines
you can’t buy and sell here aquí no se permite comprar ni vender
5. (repetition, continuation)
she cried and cried no dejaba de llorar ⧫ lloraba sin parar
I rang and rang llamé muchas veces
he talked and talked habló sin parar or (Latin America) cesar
6. (before infin)
try and do it trata de hacerlo
please try and come! ¡procura venir!
wait and see espera y verás
come and see me ven a verme
7. (implying a distinction)
there are lawyers and lawyers! hay abogados y abogados
8. (implying a conditional)
one move and you’re dead! ¡como te muevas disparo! ⧫ ¡un solo movimiento y disparo!
... Spain and Italy ... ... España e Italia ...
... grapes and figs ... ... uvas e higos ...
... words ending in S and Y ... ... palabras terminadas en S e Y ...Words beginning with hie are preceded by y, since hie is not pronounced “i”:
... coal and iron mines ... ... minas de carbón y hierro ...
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Example Sentences Including 'and'
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He was at the next bus stop and wanted to take me to a dance.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The members of the gang were brought to trial and sentenced to life imprisonment.Twentieth Century History - Basic Facts (1985)
Darling could have stopped here and it might have been better if he had.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Far too many sentences and paragraphs end with a row of dots.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Give the pavilion a sniff - it smells of tar and wood.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Mercury is in your prize chart to add luck to lottery tickets and deliver exciting news for a family.The Sun (2017)
Our financial sectors are making life very difficult for small companies involved in the defence sector and it is about time they were named and shamed.The Sun (2009)
The moon of love shines on you tonight and could set up a meeting which transforms the way you see your future.The Sun (2009)
You can refresh at the bar or pick from restaurants and snack stops.The Sun (2011)
And of course it hurts me.The Sun (2016)
It's a great shame and he deserves better.The Sun (2010)
Do a little dance, make a little love and get down tonight.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You can find more reviews and news on their website.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
And of course there is the punishment of those who cheat.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
And the good news is experts reckon the sunshine is here to stay.The Sun (2006)
Failing health bodies will be named and shamed when the cancer data is officially released this month.The Sun (2016)
He was found guilty and sentenced to another ten years yesterday.The Sun (2016)
It caused so much controversy that the scene was cut at the time and is seen tonight for the first time in full.The Sun (2011)
It has enabled us to try and stop people getting us into a cycle of aggravation.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It only brings shame and ridicule to the organisation with them in it.The Sun (2016)
Most of it is made of cardboard and wood and still looks like a stage set.The Sun (2013)
Offenders will be named and shamed over public address systems.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Sailing courses and diving are also available.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They are serving a life sentence of pain and misery.The Sun (2006)
They were carrying bits of wood and what looked like bats.The Sun (2016)
We would have gone further but were interrupted and had to stop.The Sun (2017)
Try to compact your thoughts into one or two sentences and then make yourself stop.Christianity Today (2000)
The beach is wide and backed with dunes and pine woods but the town itself has little of interest.Collins Traveller - The Algarve (1993)
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'and' in Other Languages
British English: and /ænd; ənd; ən/ CONJUNCTION
You use and to join two or more words or ideas.
She and her husband have already gone.
- American English: and
- Arabic: و
- Brazilian Portuguese: e
- Chinese: 和
- Croatian: i
- Czech: a
- Danish: og
- Dutch: en
- European Spanish: y
- Finnish: ja
- French: et
- German: und
- Greek: και
- Italian: e
- Japanese: ･･･と･･･
- Korean: 그리고
- Norwegian: og
- Polish: i
- European Portuguese: e
- Romanian: și
- Russian: и
- Latin American Spanish: y
- Swedish: och
- Thai: และ
- Turkish: ve
- Ukrainian: і
- Vietnamese: và từ nối
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