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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(
bahk
 
hom
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(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(
uh
-
rayv
 
hom
)
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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