In Spanish, we can use El Presente to offer advice or make an order or request, in a colloquial way.
Have a look a the following examples:
Niños, os ponéis los abrigos y nos vamos.Boys, put on your coats and let's go.
Ahora vas al bar y buscas a tu padre, por favor.Go to the bar now and look for your dad.
This is using the present tense to make order or request.
-Carmen está enfadada. -Pues vas y hablas con ella.-Carmen is upset. -Well, go and talk to her.
This is using the present tense to offer advice.
This use of the present is colloquial. It is an alternative to using El Imperativo, for example:
"¡Ve al bar y busca a tu padre!" (Imperative)
"Vas al bar y buscas a tu padre." (Present)
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