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Common mistakes in Spanish – Y


The plural of "yo" when it acts as a noun.

Todos tenemos muchos yoes.

Y / E

We use y to join two words or clauses, but if the word following "y" begins with "i-" or "hi-" we
change the y to e.

Incorrect: Vinieron Juan y Irene.
The correct form is: Vinieron Juan e Irene.

Yudo / judo

Both forms are accepted by the Royal Academy, though the former seems more appropriate since it conforms to Spanish phonetic
rules. In both cases the first letter is pronounced as in the word "yo".

El deporte que más me gusta es el judo.

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