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PARTS OF SPEECH
so = asi, sí, asi que, para que

 





so = "entonces," "asi que"
I already ate, so don't wait for me.

We just arrived, so you're not late.

I don't have a TV, so I'll have to watch the show online.

The books arrived in the mail, so I began to read one of them.

-Your jeans are ripped at the knees.
-So? / -So what?

So! There you are! (revelation, discovery)

 

so = "bueno pues..."

So, when do you have time to meet?

So, how's the new house?

 

so = tan
so much = tanto, muchisimo

The thunder was so loud, my ears rang!

The documentary was so sad, I cried.

The people in the street are so loud, I can't sleep.

The coffee was so strong that it gave me a headache.

The story is so vulgar, we can't read it in class.

I love you so much.

New Zealand looks beautiful in pictures. I want to go so bad! (so much)

I ate so much paella [that] I think i'm going to explode.

(Notar que a menudo falta la "que/that" que es necesario tener en español para conectar clausulas.
VER AQUI mas ejemplos de la falta de "que")



such a +noun (or noun phrase) / tan + sus (o frase sunstantiva)
He's such a good public speaker, he doesn't need a teleprompter.

Space Mountain at Disney World was such a scary ride!

I had such a good time with your friends.

such +noun / tanto +sus
so much +noun / tanto +sus

There's such misery in the world.
There's so much smoke in the room.

The reporter gave such interesting commentary.
They were such good company.






so many + noun (plural) / tantos + sus (plural)
So many cats.
So many things to do.

so that +SVO / para que +SVO
So that you stay warm, I brought an extra blanket.

Are you coming to my party? If so, can you bring an appetizer?
-How many carrots do we have? -A handful, 5 or so.
-Your jeans are ripped at the knees. -So? / -So what?
So! There you are! (revelation, discovery)

 

 

 

so much / so many = "tanto", "tantos"

The author has written so many great books.

"So much to do, so little time."

so much money. so many bills/coins.

so much hatred. so many bad feelings.

so much love. so many good feelings.

so much food. so many vegetables.

so much time. so many hours.

so much stuff. so many things.

 

 

so, so that = "para que"

 

So that you aren't late, make sure you set your alarm.
So you aren't late, make sure you set your alarm.

I made some sandwiches so that we will have something to eat during the trip.
I made some sandwiches so we'll have something to eat during the trip.

Let's leave now so that we get there early.
Let's leave now so we get there early.

You have to boil the potatoes first so that they become soft.
You have to boil the potatoes first so they become soft.

Give me your number so that I can call you.
Give me your number so I can call you.

Just so you know, I have your headphones at my house.
('just so you know' es una frase hecha)

Take this medicine so you can get some sleep.
Take this medicine so that you can get some sleep.

 

 

so = "tal" "asi"

-How many carrots do we have?
-A handful, 5 or so.

-Why didn't you come to the bar?
- Because you were busy and could not meet me. You said so yourself.

Do you have time on Wednesday?
I think so. Let me double-check my calendar.

Mother: Go to your room!
Child: Why?
Mother: Because I said so!

If you vote for Hillary, Trump will win the election.
[Hillary wins the primary. Trump wins the general election]
"I told you so!"

-How is the project going?
-So far, so good.

-Has it been a busy day at the cafe?
-Not at all. So far we've had only 2 customers.

-“The food here is not good.”
-“It is, so!” (or “Yes it is!”)

-Will we arrive on time?
-I hope so.

-Does she know?
-I dont think so.

 

so = "sí"

Are you coming to my party? If so, can you bring an appetizer?

-Are you firing me?
-I'm afraid so.