Translation of and in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ænd; weak form ənd/


The usual translation of and, y, becomes e when it precedes a word beginning with i, hi, or y. and is sometimes used between two verbs in English to mean in order to: let's wait and see esperemos para ver qué or lo que pasa.

  • 1 1.1 y black and white blanco y negro father and son padre e hijo ham and eggs huevos con jamón bread and butter pan con mantequilla to mix business and pleasure mezclar los negocios con el placer so we decided to leave — and? así que decidimos irnos — ¿y? during June and/or July durante junio y/o julio but there are journalists and journalists! ¡pero hay periodistas y periodistas! 1.2and so on o and so forth etcétera and so on, and so forth etcétera, etcétera
  • 2 (in numbers) one and a half uno y medio two hundred and twenty doscientos veinte an hour and five minutes una hora y cinco minutos five and forty [arch or liter] cuarenta y cinco
  • 3 (showing continuation, repetition) faster and faster cada vez más rápido it gets easier and easier se hace cada vez más fácil he just eats and eats no hace más que comer weeks and weeks passed pasaron muchas semanas, pasaron semanas y más semanas
  • 4 (with inf) try and finish this today trata de terminar esto hoy we must wait and see what she does tenemos que esperar a ver lo que hace come/go and help your father ven/anda a ayudar a tu padre
  • 5 5.1 (implying a result) y a minute longer and he would have drowned [colloquial/familiar] un minuto más y se habría ahogado [familiar/colloquial] 5.2 (adding emphasis) y something should be done, and quickly habría que hacer algo, y rápido those who refuse, and there are many … los que se niegan, y son muchos …

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