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"Vuela" is a form of "volar", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to fly". "Billete de ida" is a noun which is often translated as "one-way ticket". Learn more about the difference between "billete de ida" and "vuela" below.
billete de ida(
bee
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yeh
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teh
 
deh
 
ee
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dah
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. one-way ticket
Alicia solo tenía su billete de ida a Madrid y algo de dinero.Alicia had just her one-way ticket to Madrid and some money.
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volar(
boh
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lahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to move through the air)
a. to fly
El águila extendió majestuosamente sus alas y voló por el aire.The eagle spread its wings majestically and flew through the air.
2. (to go fast)
a. to fly (time)
Disfruta de estos momentos porque el tiempo vuela y los niños crecen muy rápido.Enjoy these moments because time flies and children grow up quickly.
b. to travel fast (news)
Ya sé que te han dado un aumento, ¡las buenas noticias vuelan!I already know they gave you a raise; good news travels fast!
3. (to do quickly)
a. to rush
Desayuné volando para no perder el autobús a la oficina.I rushed breakfast so as not to miss the bus to the office.
4. (to go away)
a. to vanish
El dinero de la herencia voló en el mes después de nuestro viaje a Disney.The inheritance money vanished in the month after our trip to Disney World.
b. to disappear
La oportunidad de trabajo voló ante mis ojos cuando no me decidí a tiempo.The job opportunity disappeared before my eyes when I was too slow to make a decision.
5. (architecture)
a. to project
La cornisa del edificio volará desde la pared proporcionando sombra a su alrededor.The cornice of the building will project from the wall providing shade to its surroundings.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to blast)
a. to explode
El terrorista trató de volar una bomba en una estación pero la policía lo detuvo.The terrorist tried to explode a bomb at a station but he was stopped by the police.
b. to blow up
Han volado la antigua central eléctrica para construir una autopista.The old power plant has been blown up to build a highway.
7. (to make fly)
a. to fly
Si no hace viento, no podrás volar la cometa.If it isn't windy, you won't be able to fly your kite.
8. (to steal)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to swipe (colloquial)
Alguien le voló el bolso en el mercado.Someone swiped her purse at the market.
volarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
9. (to go flying)
a. to blow away
Dejé las entradas en la mesa y se me han volado con una ráfaga de viento.I left the tickets on the table and they blew away in a gust of wind.
b. to fly away
Está triste porque se le voló el globo cuando mamá abrió la ventana.She's sad because her balloon flew away when mom opened the window.
c. to fly off
Los papeles se volaron del escritorio cuando abrió la ventana.The papers flew off the desk when she opened the window.
10. (to escape)
a. to elope
Su novio se voló con su mejor amiga.Her fiancé eloped with her best friend.
11. (to not attend)
a. to play hooky
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ana se voló las clases para ir con su novio al cine.Ana played hooky from high school to go to the movies with her boyfriend.
b. to play truant (United Kingdom)
Jaime lleva unas semanas volándose las clases.Jaime has been playing truant for a few weeks now.
12. (to turn to vapor)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to evaporate
Puedes añadir vino a tus salsas porque el alcohol se vuela al cocinarse.You can add wine to your sauces since the alcohol evaporates during cooking.
13. (to go mad)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to lose one's temper
Mi hermano se voló cuando averiguó que su mujer lo engañaba.My brother lost his temper when he found out his wife was cheating on him.
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