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"Back home" is an adverb which is often translated as "en casa", and "arrive home" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "llegar a casa". Learn more about the difference between "back home" and "arrive home" below.
back home(
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(place of origin)
a. en casa
We have a very elaborate Christmas celebration every year back home.Cada año en casa, tenemos una celebración muy elaborada de la Navidad.
b. en mi país
Back home, I would never dream of dressing like this.En mi país, nunca soñaría con vestirme así.
2. (to the home)
a. de nuevo en casa (literal)
My parents are back home after a long trip.Mis padres están de nuevo en casa después de un largo viaje.
b. de vuelta a casa
We're on our way back home.Estamos de vuelta a casa.
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arrive home(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. llegar a casa
When I arrived home, I realized I left a bag of groceries at the supermarket.Cuando llegué a casa, me di cuenta de que había dejado una bolsa de comestibles en el supermercado.
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