Quick answer
"De ida" is a phrase which is often translated as "outward", and "regreso" is a noun which is often translated as "return". Learn more about the difference between "de ida" and "regreso" below.
de ida(
deh
 
ee
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dah
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to refer to the trip)
a. outward
No sé por qué, el viaje de ida siempre se me hace más corto que el de vuelta.I don't know why the outward trip always appears to be shorter than the return trip.
b. there
Paso muchas horas al día en la carretera, porque no son solo los 40 km de ida, sino también los 40 km de vuelta.I spend many hours a day on the road, because it's not just the 40 km there, but also the 40 km back.
2. (used to refer to the ticket)
a. one-way
El pasaje de ida cuesta $187, y el de ida y vuelta $220.A one-way ticket is $187, and a round-trip ticket is $220.
b. single (United Kingdom)
He comprado solo un boleto de ida, porque no sé cuándo volveré.I've only bought a single ticket, because I don't know when I'll be coming back.
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regreso(
rreh
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greh
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (arrival back)
a. return
A mi regreso, me di cuenta de que la ventana del salón estaba abierta.On my return, I realized the living room window was open.
2. (journey back)
a. return journey
Emprendió el regreso muy de madrugada para aprovechar el día.He set off on his return journey very early in the morning to make the most of the day.
3. (giving back)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. return
La biblioteca lo multó porque el regreso del libro estaba programado para el día de antes.The library fined him because the book was due for return the day before.
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