Tip of the Month - Conjunctions -y- and -e-.

Tip of the Month - Conjunctions -y- and -e-.
Both "y" and "e" are translated as "and", and they are conjunctions.

But when do I use "y"? And "e"? It is very easy. If the following word begins with "i", you'll use conjunction "e", in order to avoid the repetition of the same sound twice.

Some examples to clarify this:

El gato y el elefante.
(The cat and the elephant).

In this sentence, I have used "y", because the following word (el) doesn't begin with an "i" sound. On the other hand, we have:

Ese niño es alto e inteligente.
(That boy is tall and inteligent)

Here, as the following words starts with "i" ("inteligente"), I've used the preposition "e".

Other examples:

"luz e imagen"
"su cultura e historia"
"Arte e imaginación"

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