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"Debajo" is an adverb which is often translated as "underneath", and "mochila" is a noun which is often translated as "backpack". Learn more about the difference between "debajo" and "mochila" below.
debajo(
deh
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bah
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hoh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (below)
a. underneath
Antes de poner la carne en la parrilla, pon un plato debajo para colectar el aceite.Before you put the meat on the grill, put a dish underneath to catch the grease.
b. beneath
El océano es grande y nadie sabe lo que hay debajo.The ocean is vast and nobody knows what lies beneath.
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mochila(
moh
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chee
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lah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (knapsack)
a. backpack
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Voy a comprarme una mochila neón.I'm going to buy a neon backpack.
¿Qué llevas en tu mochila? ¿Por qué está tan pesada?What are you carrying in your backpack? Why is it so heavy?
b. rucksack (United Kingdom)
Llenó la mochila de agua, papas y libros.She filled her rucksack with water, crisps, and books.
c. pack
Los soldados llevaban sus mochilas encima de sus cabezas para que la lluvia no los mojara.The soldiers carried their packs over their heads so they didn't get wet in the rain.
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