Difference between y and e
Can someone please explain the difference between y and e in Spanish, if there is one at all? I've never understood that. Thank you.
Thanks for your explanation. In your example, "padre y hijo" being incorrect, changing it to a "e" makes the sound blend with padre, so unfortunately it will blend with words regardless, either the previous word or the following word. In your example it doesn't seem to help much.
Similarly, at some point you will run across the Spanish word "u" instead of "o" for the English word "or". It is for the same reason as cmdaniels explains in his answer.
"u" is used instead of "o" when the same sound follows immediately after. As an example, you say "siete u ocho" instead of "siete o ocho".
Hi!!! How are you?? I'm not very good explaining, but you can look this... https://www.lingq.com/forum/learning-spanish-forum-ask-a-tutor/difference-between-e-and-y/