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"Detrás de" is a preposition which is often translated as "behind", and "mochila" is a noun which is often translated as "backpack". Learn more about the difference between "detrás de" and "mochila" below.
detrás de(
deh
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trahs
 
deh
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (general)
a. behind
Los motivos detrás de sus acciones son claros.The motives behind her actions are clear.
b. after
¿Quién es Celia? - Es la muchacha detrás de Felipe en la fila.Who is Celia? - She's the girl after Felipe in line.
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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 fluorescente.I'm going to buy a neon backpack.
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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