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"Era" is a noun which is often translated as "era", and "fuera" is an adverb which is often translated as "outside". Learn more about the difference between "era" and "fuera" below.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (period of time)
a. era
La revolución pacífica de 1989 parecía el comienzo de una nueva era.The peaceful revolution of 1989 seemed the dawn of a new era.
b. age
Con el cabo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, entramos a una nueva era. With the end of the Second World War, we entered a new age.
2. (agriculture)
a. threshing floor
Limpió la era y llevó el grano al granero.He cleaned up the threshing floor and took the grain into the barn.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (position)
a. outside
Es mejor que esperemos fuera de la cocina hasta que la cena esté lista.It's better if we wait outside the kitchen until dinner is ready.
2. (direction)
a. out
¡Salgan fuera! Están manchando de barro el piso.Get out! You are getting mud all over the floor.
3. (out of town)
a. away
El diplomático viajaba mucho y siempre estaba fuera.The diplomat traveled a lot and was always away.
4. (from another country)
a. abroad
Trajeron todo el equipo de fuera.All the equipment was brought from abroad.
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