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"In a hotel" is a phrase which is often translated as "en un hotel", and "stay at" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "alojarse en". Learn more about the difference between "in a hotel" and "stay at" below.
in a hotel(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. en un hotel
We're going to stay in a hotel near the beach.Nos vamos a hospedar en un hotel cerca de la playa.
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stay at(
stey
 
aht
)
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
1. (general)
a. alojarse en
When we visited Seattle, we stayed at an excellent hotel near Pike Market.Cuando fuimos a Seattle, nos alojamos en un hotel excelente cerca de Pike Market.
b. hospedarse en
Are you planning to stay at a hotel near the airport?¿Tienen previsto hospedarse en un hotel cerca del aeropuerto?
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. alójate en
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)
When you come to Buenos Aires, stay at my home.Cuando vengas a Buenos Aires, alójate en mi casa.
b. hospédate en
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)
Stay at our inn. You won't regret it!Hospédate en nuestra posada. No te arrepentirás.
c. alójese en
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Stay at this hotel. It's cheaper and better than the other.Alójese en este hotel. Es más barato y mejor que el otro.
d. hospédese en
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Stop looking! Stay at our renowned five-star hotel!¡Deje de buscar! ¡Hospédese en nuestro afamado hotel cinco estrellas!
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