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"Allá" is an adverb which is often translated as "there", and "allí" is an adverb which is also often translated as "there". Learn more about the difference between "allá" and "allí" below.
allá(
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yah
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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 space)
a. there
Ve allá y echa un vistazo.Go there and take a look.
b. over there
¿Ves aquellas montañas allá a lo lejos?Do you see those mountains over there in the distance?
2. (indicating time)
a. back in
Escuché muchas historias allá en mi juventud.I heard lots of stories back in my youth.
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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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