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"Go out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "salir", and "hanging out" is a phrase which is often translated as "pasando el rato". Learn more about the difference between "go out" and "hanging 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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hanging out(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. pasando el rato (progressive)
Jimmy, where are you? - Don't worry mom, I'm just hanging out with the boys.Jimmy, ¿dónde estás? - No te preocupes mamá, estoy pasando el rato con los chicos.
b. pasar el rato
I like hanging out at the mall with my friends.Me gusta pasar el rato en la plaza con mis amigos.
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