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"En" is a preposition which is often translated as "in", and "por la calle" is a phrase which is often translated as "down the street". Learn more about the difference between "en" and "por la calle" below.
en(
ehn
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating place)
a. in
Hay comida ya preparada en el supermercado.There's ready-made food in the supermarket.
b. on
Puedes poner los cubiertos en la mesa. You can put the silverware on the table.
2. (indicating time)
a. on
En 1969, aterrizamos en la luna.In 1969, we landed on the moon.
3. (indicating mode)
a. in
Si un oso te persigue, corre en zigzag.If a bear is chasing you, run in a zig-zag formation.
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por la calle(
pohr
 
lah
 
kah
-
yeh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. down the street
El hombre iba caminando por la calle y casi lo atropellan.The man was walking down the street and almost gets run over.
b. through the street
La gente disfrazaba desfilaba por la calle.The people wearing costumes paraded through the street.
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