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"Along" is a preposition which is often translated as "a lo largo de", and "throughout" is a preposition which is often translated as "por todo". Learn more about the difference between "along" and "throughout" below.
along(
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
1. (tracing the length of)
a. a lo largo de
There is a creek that runs along the northern side of our town.Hay un arroyo que corre a lo largo de la parte norte de nuestro pueblo.
b. por
I'm going to walk along this path until I reach the end.Voy a caminar por este camino hasta que llegue al final.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
2. (further down)
a. más adelante
The house you're looking for is along this road to the left.La casa que buscan está más adelante en esta calle a mano izquierda.
3. (with someone)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Feel free to bring your significant others along on the trip.Siéntanse con plena libertad de traer a sus parejas en el viaje.
I invited her for a romantic dinner, and she brought a friend along.La invité a una cena romántica, y se trajo a una amiga.
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throughout(
thru
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
1. (indicating space)
a. por todo
They own restaurants throughout the city.Tienen restaurantes por toda la ciudad.
b. en todo
His dishes are famous throughout the world.Sus platos son famosos en todo el mundo.
2. (indicating time)
a. a lo largo de
We have regular breaks throughout the course.Tenemos pausas de manera regular a lo largo del curso.
b. durante todo
He was a Catholic throughout his life.Fue católico durante toda su vida.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
3. (completely)
a. completamente
The house is freshly painted throughout.La casa ha sido completamente pintada recientemente.
4. (from beginning to end)
a. todo el rato
She was silent throughout.Estuvo callada todo el rato.
5. (everywhere)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Please change commas to periods throughout.Por favor, cambie todas las comas por puntos.
You must answer the questions throughout.Tienes que responder a todas las preguntas.
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