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"Debajo de" is a phrase which is often translated as "under", and "dentro de" is a preposition which is often translated as "inside". Learn more about the difference between "debajo de" and "dentro de" below.
debajo de(
deh
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bah
-
hoh
 
deh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (prepositional)
a. under
Escondió todos los regalos navideños debajo de la cama.She hid all the Christmas gifts under the bed.
b. underneath
El ladrón escondió la botella robada debajo de su abrigo.The thief hid the stolen bottle underneath his coat.
c. beneath
Hay catacumbas que se pueden visitar debajo de las calles de París.There are catacombs that you can visit beneath the streets of Paris.
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dentro de(
dehn
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troh
 
deh
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (in the interior)
a. inside
Mi perro duermo dentro de su jaula.My dog sleeps inside his cage.
b. within
Hay varios restaurantes de comida rápida dentro del centro comercial.There are several fast food restaurants within the mall.
c. in
Puse la carta dentro del buzón para que el cartero la recoja.I placed the letter in the mailbox for the mailman to pick up.
2. (time limit)
a. in
¡Dentro de una semana, estaré de camino a Sacramento!In one week, I will be on my way to Sacramento!
b. within
El trabajo deberá estar listo dentro del plazo que especifique el profesor.The assignment should be ready within the deadline the teacher specifies.
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