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"Go out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "salir", and "hang out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "pasar el rato". Learn more about the difference between "go out" and "hang out" below.
go out(
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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).
phrase
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?).
(informal)
(singular)
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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hang out(
heyng
 
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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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to spend time)
a. pasar el rato (with friends)
We love to hang out at the beach in the summer.En el verano nos encanta pasar el rato en la playa.
b. andar (in a place)
Where do you usually hang out on weekends?¿Por dónde andas normalmente los fines de semana?
2. (to hang down)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He stood with his mouth open and his tongue hanging out.Estaba parado con la boca abierta y la lengua fuera.
Tuck your shirt in! It looks untidy hanging out.¡Métete la camisa dentro! Te da un aspecto descuidado saliendo fuera así.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to suspend)
a. tender (washing)
Hang the clothes out on the line.Tiende la ropa en la cuerda.
b. colgar (flags)
They hung out the flags when the troops returned from the war.Colgaron banderitas cuando las tropas volvieron de la guerra.
c. poner (flags)
We could hang flags out between the trees for the party.Para la fiesta podríamos poner banderitas entre los árboles.
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