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Old September 20, 2010, 11:06 AM
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hi,

I'm reading: Huellas en la nieve, nivel A2, from Nicolas Gerrier:

El abominable hombre de las nieves ha vuelto, Iros, o la furia blanca se abatirá sobre vuestras casas antes del final de mes.

I don't understand the "iros". I guess it means go away, but I have learned "idos" what is the difference?

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Old September 20, 2010, 11:37 AM
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hi,

I'm reading: Huellas en la nieve, nivel A2, from Nicolas Gerrier:

El abominable hombre de las nieves ha vuelto, Iros, o la furia blanca se abatirá sobre vuestras casas antes del final de mes.

I don't understand the "iros". I guess it means go away, but I have learned "idos" what is the difference?

thanks in advance.
It is an infinitive of irse:

(vosotros) iros. This is also used in the 2nd plural a kind of polite imperative. Perhaps others could confirm this.
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Old September 20, 2010, 12:05 PM
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ir(se). 1. ‘Moverse de un lugar hacia otro’. Verbo irregular: v. conjugación modelo (→ apéndice 1, n.º 37). Las formas de imperativo propias de este verbo son ve (tú) e id (vosotros) y, para los usos pronominales, vete (tú) e idos (vosotros): «¡Callaos los dos, callaos, y cuanto antes idos a la viña a hacer lo vuestro!» (Melcón Catalina [Esp. 1995]). Debe evitarse, para el imperativo singular, el uso de la forma vulgar ves y, para el imperativo plural, el uso del infinitivo iros y el de la forma arcaica íos: «Ves al cuarto de baño» (Mundo [Esp.] 4.5.94); «Niños, iros a jugar» (Cabal Fuiste [Esp. 1979]).
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Old September 20, 2010, 04:29 PM
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Está escrito con mayúscula después de una coma... ¿no es el nombre del abominable hombre de las nieves, quien parece ser también la furia blanca?
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I agree with Angelica, although it sounds weird, since he's known as "Yeti", not as "Iros" . If there were a full stop or a semicolon, it should be "Idos" (or "idos", after a semicolon). Anyway, imperative of "ir" is commonly said in a wrong way ("ir", instead of "id"; "iros" or even "irse", instead of "idos"; "ves", instead of "ve", etc.).
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Está escrito con mayúscula después de una coma... ¿no es el nombre del abominable hombre de las nieves, quien parece ser también la furia blanca?
Sí, pero entonces ...o la furia blanca se abatirá no tiene sentido.
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Old September 21, 2010, 03:12 AM
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Sí, pero entonces ...o la furia blanca se abatirá no tiene sentido.
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Unless there is a comma missing after "blanca".
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Unless there is a comma missing after "blanca".
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Definitely that means Go way.

Irse.

I don't find other meaning in the word.
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