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"Go out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "salir", and "dating" is a noun which is often translated as "salir en citas". Learn more about the difference between "go out" and "dating" 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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dating(
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dihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of going on dates)
a. salir en citas
Don't give up on dating! There's someone out there for you, you'll see.¡No dejes de salir en citas! Hay alguien para ti, ya verás.
2. (act of determining age)
a. la datación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The scientists used carbon dating to determine that the skull was over 50,000 years old.Los científicos utilizaron la datación por radiocarbono para determinar que la calavera tenía más de 50,000 años.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to going on dates)
a. de citas
Carlos and Paulina met through a dating web site.Carlos y Paulina se conocieron a través de una página de citas.
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