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"In there" is a phrase which is often translated as "ahí dentro", and "there" is an adverb which is often translated as "ahí". Learn more about the difference between "in there" and "there" below.
in there(
ihn
 
thehr
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. ahí dentro
I won't leave you alone in there. I know how uncomfortable you feel at parties.No te dejaré sola ahí dentro. Sé que te pones incómoda en las fiestas.
b. allí
The basketball isn't in the garage. - I know it's in there. Let me look.La bola de baloncesto no está en el garaje. - Sé que está allí. Déjame ver.
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there(
thehr
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (used to indicate place)
a. ahí (close to the listener)
You can leave your coat there.Puedes dejar tu abrigo ahí.
b. allí (further away from the listener)
I left the books there because I didn't know where to put them.Dejé los libros allí porque no sabía dónde ponerlos.
c. allá (even further away from the listener)
I have a friend who lives in London. I'm going to visit him there in October.Tengo un amigo que vive en Londres. Voy a visitarlo allá en octubre.
2. (at that point)
a. ahí
That's all the time we have for now, so we'll have to stop there.Ya no nos da tiempo para más, así que lo dejaremos ahí por ahora.
3. (used to indicate existence)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
There aren't enough chairs in this office.No hay suficientes sillas en esta oficina.
There were a lot of people at the party.Había mucha gente en la fiesta.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (used to indicate completion)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
There! All of the boxes have been packed.¡Hecho! Se han empacado todas las cajas.
There! The car shouldn't give you any more trouble after that fix.¡Listo! El coche no te debería dar más problemas después de esa reparación.
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