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"Allí" is an adverb which is often translated as "there", and "acá" is an adverb which is often translated as "here". Learn more about the difference between "allí" and "acá" below.
allí(
ah
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yee
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (indicating place)
a. there
Pon los libros allí en la mesa, por favor.Put the books there on the table, please.
2. (indicating time)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Allí fue cuando se dio cuenta de que podía cambiar.That's when he realized he could change.
Hasta allí llegamos, pero ese día cambió todo entre nosotras.We were ok up to then, but that day everything changed between us.
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acá(
ah
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kah
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (indicating place)
a. here
Así no se hacen las cosas acá.That's not how we do things here.
b. over here
Ven acá y ve esta foto que publicó mi hermana de su nuevo bebé.Come over here and look at this picture my sister posted of her new baby.
2. (indicating time)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Trabajo aquí de un mes acá.I've been working here for a month now.
Desde ayer acá está muy enfadada conmigo.She's been really mad at me since yesterday.
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