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"En" is a preposition which is often translated as "in", and "in" is an adjective which is also often translated as "in". Learn more about the difference between "en" and "in" 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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in(
een
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fashionable)
a. in
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Las gafas de sol de aviador son lo más in de este año!Aviator sunglasses are so in this year!
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