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American English: /ænd/
, /(ə)n/
British English: /ənd/
, /(ə)n/
, /and/

Translation of and in Spanish:


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
    black and white father and son ham and eggs
    huevos con jamón
    bread and butter 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!
    Example sentences
    • The shop, which sells donated books and CDs, helps owners on benefits to pay for treatment for sick pets.
    • He and I had been friends for a long time.
    • He was wearing a navy blue and green anorak.
    1.2and so on or and so forth and so on, and so forth
  • 2 (in numbers) one and a half two hundred and twenty
    doscientos veinte
    an hour and five minutes
    una hora y cinco minutos
    five and forty (archaic or literary)
    Example sentences
    • She's sick of spending her lunches with people that are so stupid they can't add two and two.
    • I believe that four and four are eight.
    • I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could.
  • 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
    Example sentences
    • I've been a humongous fan of his music for years and years.
    • I ran and ran until I reached the outskirts of the forest.
    • This was a very flat land - he could see for miles and miles, it seemed.
  • 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
    Example sentences
    • We're going to see a day where 100,000 people come and worship with us on a weekend, between our five services.
    • Our primary objective right now is to try and market the region as a whole.
    • The experts also advise that you try and keep your cool.
  • 5 5.1 (implying a result)
    a minute longer and he would have drowned [colloquial]
    un minuto más y se habría ahogado [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • I opened the door and looked around.
    • The man then ran towards a waiting car and was driven away by someone else.
    • I lifted my arm and wiped my eyes with my sleeve.
    Example sentences
    • But the fun had gone out of it and the next day we did not travel.
    • Early successes in some areas were dramatic, and by the early 1960s malaria was reduced to very low levels in certain countries.
    • Don't take the movie too seriously, and you might enjoy it too.
    5.2 (adding emphasis)
    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 …
    Example sentences
    • Spamming is getting worse and worse - and more profitable for spammers.
    • This case just continues to get more and more complex.
    • Meeting the needs of a growing population will require the country to sink further and further into debt.
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