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o changes to u

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o changes to u

Hola,

what about words that start with "hie-"? The o changes into u or not?

Está hecha de madera o/u hierro?

Muchas gracias

Ελισάβετ


Asked 6 days ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Ελισάβετ

words starting with -hie aren't changed if preceded by the conjunction "o". This change to "u" only affects nouns starting with -o or -ho. 

Words that start with hie- are not even affected by the change y to e (see lesson at the bottom) because the sound of "hie" is more of a "ye" sound, therefore we can write:

Quiero agua y hielo.

Está hecha de madera y hierro. 

See how conjunction y changes to e

I hope this helped.

Saludos

Inma

 

o changes to u

Hola,

what about words that start with "hie-"? The o changes into u or not?

Está hecha de madera o/u hierro?

Muchas gracias

Ελισάβετ


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