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38. Conjunctions 2: And, or

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Lesson 38: Conjunctions 2: And, or

The Spanish word for and is y. In front of a word that starts with i or hi, we translate and with e instead of y, except when the words starts with hie, then we do use y.

I speak English and Spanish. Hablo inglés y español.
I speak Spanish and English. Hablo español e inglés.
I have many sons and daughters. Tengo muchos hijos e hijas.
We have water and ice. Tenemos agua y hielo.

The Spanish word for or is o. In front of a word that starts with o or ho, it is u instead of o.

Do you speak English or spanish? Habla (usted) inglés o español?
We have seven or eight pesos. Tenemos siete u ocho pesos.
Are you coming tomorrow or today? Venís mañana u hoy.

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