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"Dentro de" is a preposition which is often translated as "inside", and "entre" is a preposition which is often translated as "between". Learn more about the difference between "dentro de" and "entre" below.
dentro de(
dehn
-
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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entre(
ehn
-
treh
)
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 middle of)
a. between (two elements)
Cuelga el cuadro entre ambas ventanas.Hang the painting between both windows.
b. among (several elements)
Encontré un maní entre las almendras.I found a peanut among the almonds.
c. amongst (several elements)
No podía encontrar la entrada entre mis cosas en el bolso.I couldn't find the ticket amongst my things in my purse.
2. (with relation to)
a. between
Es algo que tenemos que solucionar entre tú y yo.That's something to be solved between you and me.
3. (considering)
a. between
Entre unas cosas y otras, gastamos mucho dinero.Between one thing and another, we spent a lot of money.
4. (mathematics)
a. by
Cuarenta dividido entre cuatro es diez.Forty divided by four is ten.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (in comparisons)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Entre menos te quejes, más caso te haré.The less you complain, the more you'll get my attention.
Entre más trabajes, más ganarás.The more you work, the more you'll earn.
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