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"In the street" is an adverb which is often translated as "en la calle", and "on the street" is a phrase which is also often translated as "en la calle". Learn more about the difference between "in the street" and "on the street" below.
in the street(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. en la calle
Kids, don't play in the street.Niños, no jueguen en la calle.
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on the street(
an
 
thuh
 
strit
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (found on the road)
a. en la calle
Let's park on the street, and let's walk to the restaurant.Vamos a estacionarnos en la calle y caminemos al restaurante.
b. por la calle
I think I saw the missing dog on the street.Creo que vi el perro perdido por la calle.
c. a la calle
Don't just dump the garbage on the street!¡No tires la basura a la calle!
2. (news that spreads)
a. en la calle
Your secret's out on the street. Joel told everyone.Tu secreto está en la calle. Joel se lo dijo a todo el mundo.
3. (homeless)
a. desamparado
Juliana spent a year on the street, playing music at the subway station.Juliana pasó un año desamparada, tocando su música en la estación del metro.
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