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"Far" is an adverb which is often translated as "lejos", and "away" is an adverb which is also often translated as "lejos". Learn more about the difference between "far" and "away" below.
far(
far
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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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away(
uh
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wey
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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. (in the distance)
a. lejos
The village is not far away.El pueblo no está muy lejos.
2. (not present)
a. fuera
I'll be away next week, so you are in charge.Voy a estar fuera la próxima semana, así que te quedas a cargo de todo.
3. (at a distance of)
a. de distancia
Her family lives many miles away.Su familia vive a muchas millas de distancia.
4. (non-stop)
a. sin parar
We talked away the night.Hablamos toda la noche sin parar.
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