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"Entre" is a preposition which is often translated as "between", and "puerta" is a noun which is often translated as "door". Learn more about the difference between "entre" and "puerta" below.
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)
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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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (entrance)
a. door
Es mejor que toques a la puerta antes de entrar.You'd better knock on the door before going in.
b. gate (outdoors)
Los guardas de la puerta solo dejan entrar a personas con invitación.The guards at the gate only let in people with an invitation.
2. (aviation)
a. gate
Los pasajeros del vuelo a Quito, por favor acudan a la puerta de embarque número dos.Passengers flying to Quito, please proceed to gate number two.
3. (sports)
a. goal
El disparo a puerta hizo gritar a la afición.The crowd went wild with the shot at goal.
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