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Yo voy vs. Me Voy

taalibeen

taalibeen

What is the difference between: Yo voy a la tienda & Me voy a la tienda
nohablo

nohablo

Hola taalibeen. I'm not sure I should be trying to answer this, given how little Spanish I know. but... Since *ir* means "to go" and *irse* means "to go away, to leave" I'm guessing that your first sentence means "I go to the store," while the second might mean something like "I go away to the store" or perhaps "I take myself off to the store."
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*Voy a la tienda* is correct if you want to say, "I'm going to the store." Use *ir* to talk about movement in a direction or when you have a destination. Use "me voy" when you're talking about leaving or going away. For example... _We're going, bye! _ *¡Nos vamos, chao!* _I'm tired, I'm going. _ *Estoy cansada, me voy.* _When are we leaving (going)?_ *¿Cuándo nos vamos?*
Hombre

Hombre

So...do you ever use 'Yo voy'? I didn't see any examples of this. _Lo siento si esa stupido (I'm fairly new at this..thought I would take a shot)_
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A person _could _say "Yo voy," but why waste one's breath? ;-) In Spanish, the subject (in this case, "yo") is almost always dropped unless you want to add emphasis to the fact that _this _person is doing the action. For example, here's a case in which one _would_ naturally say, "Yo voy." *Bueno,_ tú_ puedes volver a casa, pero _yo_ voy a seguir tomando.* _Well, *you *can go home, but *I *am going to keep on drinking._ You'd naturally emphasize what _you're_ doing, so you'd include the "yo" for emphasis.

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