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"Far" is an adverb which is often translated as "lejos", and "very far" is an adverb which is often translated as "muy lejos". Learn more about the difference between "far" and "very far" below.
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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. (distant in space)
a. lejos
How far is it to Mexico City?¿Qué tan lejos estamos de la Ciudad de México?
2. (distant in time)
a. lejos
Grandpa's birthday is not far.El cumpleaños del abuelo no está lejos.
3. (a lot)
a. mucho
The weather is far better here than in New York.El tiempo es mucho mejor aquí que en Nueva York.
b. muy
This wine is far superior to that cheap wine we had yesterday.Este vino es muy superior al vino barato que tomamos ayer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (distant)
a. lejano
China is in the Far East.China está en el Lejano Oriente.
5. (extreme)
a. extremo
The far right controls the party.La extrema derecha controla el partido.
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very far
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (distant in space)
a. muy lejos
The library is very far from my house.La biblioteca está muy lejos de mi casa.
b. lejísimos
Can we walk to the beach? - No, it's very far. We should go by car.¿Podemos caminar a la playa? - No, está lejísimos . Deberíamos ir en coche.
c. lejísimo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Is the volcano close enough to be a threat? - No, it's very far.¿El volcán está lo suficientemente cerca como para ser una amenaza? - No, está lejísimo.
2. (distant in time)
a. muy lejos
You're 20. Old age is very far off.Tienes 20 años, la vejez te queda muy lejos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (distant)
a. muy lejano
My boyfriend lives in a part of town that is very far.Mi novio vive en una parte muy lejana de la ciudad.
4. (extreme)
a. muy extremo
The senators from that state are very far right.Los senadores de ese estado son derechistas muy extremos.
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