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"Below" is a preposition which is often translated as "debajo de", and "at" is a preposition which is often translated as "en". Learn more about the difference between "below" and "at" below.
below(
buh
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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.).
1. (under)
a. debajo de
Write your name below this line.Escribe tu nombre debajo de esta línea.
b. abajo de
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
There was a crack in the wall below the windowsill.Había una grieta en la pared abajo de la repisa de la ventana.
c. bajo
The majority of an iceberg is below the surface.La mayor parte de un iceberg está bajo la superficie.
2. (less than)
a. por debajo de
The price should be below $10,000.El precio debería estar por debajo de los 10,000 dólares.
3. (in rank or importance)
a. por debajo de
There is a meeting for all officers below captain.Hay una reunión para todos los oficiales por debajo del grado de capitán.
4. (downstream of)
a. más abajo de
The restaurant is 100 meters below the bridge.El restaurante está 100 metros más abajo del puente.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (underneath)
a. abajo
The cars below looked tiny.Los autos abajo se veían minúsculos.
6. (with numbers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It was 30 degrees below.Hacía 30 grados bajo cero.
The competition is for children aged 12 or below.El concurso es para niños de 12 años para abajo.
7. (in documents)
a. más abajo
See the table below.Véase la tabla más abajo.
8. (nautical)
a. abajo
The prisoners were kept below.Los presos se guardaban abajo.
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at(
aht
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate position)
a. en
I'll be waiting for you at the finish line.Te esperaré en la línea de meta.
2. (used to indicate direction)
a. hacia
The dog was running at him.El perro estaba corriendo hacia él.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The boy threw a ball at the wall.El niño tiró una pelota contra la pared.
The proud graduate waved at her parents.La graduada orgullosa saludó a sus padres.
3. (used to indicate time)
a. a (specific time)
The meeting starts at two in the afternoon.La reunión comienza a las dos de la tarde.
b. por (time of day)
We always eat late at night.Siempre comemos tarde por la noche.
4. (used to indicate manner)
a. a
It was love at first sight.Fue amor a primera vista.
5. (used to indicate activity)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He's good at making the new employees feel welcome.Tiene un don para hacer a los nuevos empleados sentirse bienvenidos.
I'm bad at sports.Se me dan mal los deportes.
6. (used to indicate cause)
a. por
The poem communicates gratefulness at the fact of being alive.El poema transmite agradecimiento por el hecho de estar vivo.
7. (the symbol @)
a. arroba
Is your email address at-gmail-dot-com or at-yahoo-dot-com?Tu dirección de correo electrónico, ¿es arroba-gmail-punto-com o arroba-yahoo-punto-com?
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