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Is outside in spanish afuera and inside is adentro?

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Is outside in spanish afuera and inside is adentro?

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updated JUL 5, 2010
posted by mestizo7

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I am in Madrid, Spain and used afuera and adentro in class and was corrected. No "a" the teacher said.

updated JUL 5, 2010
posted by JoyceM
Are you trying to say that the words are never used? - 0074b507, JUL 5, 2010
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I have been told that "fuera" and "dentro" always work for outside and inside but "afuera" and "adentro" can have special contexts so when in doubt just drop the a at the front. I also believe that samdie is right that afuera/adentro is associated with movement.

updated JUL 4, 2010
posted by jeezzle
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If memory serves (and I believe it does), Lazarus once said that the "a" prefix of "adentro" and "afuera" traditionally was associated with "motion to/toward ..." ("ad" in Latin) but that the distinction was not widely observed by modern speakers.

updated JUL 4, 2010
posted by samdie
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I seem to recall that it is adentro if you are outside looking/going in and afuera if you are inside looking/going out, but fuera and dentro in other cases. But my memory may be fuzzy here.

Estoy en la sala. Me voy afuera para recoger el correo.

Estoy fuera de casa. Estoy regando la césped.

updated JUL 3, 2010
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
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Is outside in spanish afuera and inside is adentro?

That is correct

Afuera = outside adentro can be used to mean inside in Latin American Spanish although I believe that dentro meaning = inside (España) is more commonly used Spain

updated JUL 3, 2010
posted by FELIZ77
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