In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(como sujeto)I¿quién quería verme? — yo no — who wanted to see me? — not me / it wasn't me
- ¿quién quiere más helado? — ¡yo! — who wants more ice cream? — me! / I do!
- ¿quién es? — soy yo — who is it? — it's me
- fui yo el que llamó — it was I who called
- ¿y tú qué haces aquí? — ¿quién, yo? — what are you doing here? — who, me?
- lo pinté yo misma — I painted it myself
- estoy cansada — yo también — I'm tired — so am I / me too
- ¿y yo qué? ¿no como? — what about me? don't I get anything to eat?
- yo que tú/él / (criticized) yo de ti/él — if I was you/him
- yo, Juan Gutiérrez, certifico que … — I, Juan Gutiérrez, hereby certify that …
2(en comparaciones, con ciertas preposiciones)mecome más que yo — he eats more than me / more than I do
- es tan alto como yo — he's as tall as me / as tall as I am
- llegó después que yo — she arrived after me / after I did
- se sentó entre Isabel y yo — he sat between Isabel and me
- lo preparamos entre Charo y yo — Charo and I prepared it between us
- todos excepto Juan y yo — everyone except Juan and me / Juan and myself
1el yo — the ego
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