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"Go out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "salir", and "come out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "salir". Learn more about the difference between "go out" and "come out" below.
go out(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to exit)
a. salir
Please go out through the door on your left.Favor de salir por la puerta izquierda.
2. (to leave one's home)
a. salir
Shall we go out for dinner tonight?¿Porqué no salimos a cenar esta noche?
3. (to see romantically)
a. salir
Are you still going out with him?¿Sigues saliendo con él?
4. (to extinguish)
a. apagarse
The candle went out when she opened the window.La vela se apagó cuando abrió la ventana.
b. extinguirse
The campfire went out when it started to rain.La fogata se extinguió cuando empezó a llover.
5. (to no longer be in fashion)
a. pasar de moda
You're wearing that? That went out years ago!¿Te vas a poner eso? ¡Eso pasó de moda hace años.
b. quedar anticuado
That hairstyle went out when my dad was a kid.Ese peinado quedó anticuado cuando mi papá era niño.
c. dejar de usarse
That phrase went out in the fifties.Esa frase se dejó de usar en los años 50.
6. (to explore)
a. retirarse a
I'm going to go out in the woods this week and spend some quiet time in my cabin.Voy a retirarme al bosque esta semana y pasar un rato tranquilo en mi cabaña.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
7. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. sal
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
Go out with your friends for a change!¡Sal con tus amigos para variar!
8. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. salgan (plural)
You both spend too much time in your rooms. Go out to the park or something!Los dos pasan demasiado tiempo en sus habitaciones. ¡Salgan al parque o algo!
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come out(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to go out)
a. salir
The sun came out.Salió el sol.
2. (to leave; used with "of")
a. salir de
When she came out of the hospital, she had to use a wheelchair.Tuvo que usar una silla de ruedas al salir del hospital.
3. (to disappear)
a. quitarse
This stain on my shirt won't come out.Esta mancha en mi camisa no se quita.
b. salir
I spilled wine on my white couch, and now it won't come out.Derramé vino en mi sofá blanco, y ahora no sale.
4. (to turn out)
a. salir
I was trying to paint a portrait of my niece, but it didn't come out very well.Intentaba pintar un retrato de mi sobrina, pero no salió muy bien.
5. (to be released)
a. estrenarse (movie)
The first Stars Wars movie came out in 1976.La primera película de Star Wars se estrenó en 1976.
b. salir (movie or publication)
Her first novel comes out next month.Su primera novela sale el próximo mes.
c. publicarse (publication)
Our newspaper comes out once a week.Nuestro periódico sale una vez a la semana.
6. (to become detached)
a. caerse
I think that molar is about to come out.Creo que esa muela está por caerse.
7. (to make known one's sexuality)
a. declararse
I want to come out to my parents, but it's really scary.Quiero declararme a mis padres, pero es muy aterrador.
b. declararse homosexual
Her family was very supportive of her when she came out.Su familia le dio todo su apoyo cuando se declaró homosexual.
c. salir del clóset
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
No one was particularly surprised when he finally came out.Nadie se extrañó demasiado cuando por fin salió del clóset.
8. (to be revealed)
a. salir a la luz
Everyone was shocked when the corruption scandal came out.Todos se asombraron cuando el escándalo de corrupción salió a la luz.
b. divulgarse
The whole nation mourned when the news of the president's death came out.Todo el país lloró la muerte del presidente cuando se divulgó la noticia.
9. (to open)
a. salir (flower)
The flowers don't come out until May here.Las flores no salen hasta mayo por aquí.
10. (to be said)
a. salir
I tried to make a flirtatious remark to her, but all that came out were mumbles.Traté de decirle un piropo, pero tan solo me salieron unos balbuceos.
11. (to total)
a. salir a
The scarf and the purse came out to almost $800.El pañuelo y el bolso salieron a casi $800.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(to enter society)
a. presentarse en sociedad
I remember how excited I was to come out when I was a debutante.Recuerdo lo emocionada que estaba de presentarme en sociedad cuando era debutante.
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