Va, ir meaning with particles

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Va, ir meaning with particles

Va vestido elegantemente, va pegando a los pobres. I can’t find lesson note on this or in dictionary. May I know if this is a grammar point such as ver + participles to mean something ?

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InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Ashlyn

Yes, this is a specific use of ir accompanied by an adjective or sometimes an adverb. It's generally implying the meaning of "estar" but it's more idiomatic and it also conveys the idea of progression of the action. Here are some examples:

Va vestido elegantemente. (more idiomatic)

Está vestido elegantemente. (more literal)

Van borrachos. (reflects more the idea of movement, progression)

Están borrachos.

Also expressions like:

¿Cómo vas? 

How are you? (How is it going? (progression)

Voy bien, gracias.

I'm good, thanks. (All is going well.)

The verb "andar" has a very similar use - you can also say:

Andan borrachos.

¿Cómo andas? 

I hope this helped.

Saludos

Va, ir meaning with particles

Va vestido elegantemente, va pegando a los pobres. I can’t find lesson note on this or in dictionary. May I know if this is a grammar point such as ver + participles to mean something ?

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