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"Inside" is an adverb which is often translated as "dentro", and "out" is an adverb which is often translated as "afuera". Learn more about the difference between "inside" and "out" below.
inside(
ihn
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sayd
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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. (within a place, container or object)
a. dentro
He entered the House of Horror knowing that, once inside, there was no turning back.Entró en la Casa del Terror sabiendo que, una vez dentro, ya no había vuelta atrás.
b. adentro
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
There was the box. I had no idea what was inside.Allí estaba la caja. No tenía idea de qué había adentro.
c. por dentro
Some of these candies have chocolate inside.Algunos de estos dulces llevan chocolate por dentro.
2. (into a place, room or building)
a. adentro
She opened the door and invited me to step inside.Abrió la puerta y me invitó a pasar adentro.
b. dentro
If it starts raining, we'll go inside.Si se pone a llover, nos pasamos dentro.
3. (in one's mind or heart)
a. por dentro
Inside, he felt that he had done the right thing.Por dentro sentía que había hecho lo correcto.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(in prison)
a. en cana
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
He spent more than ten years inside for selling drugs.Pasó más de diez años en cana por vender drogas.
b. en el bote
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
His wife ended up inside for money laundering.Su mujer acabó en el bote por blanqueo de capitales.
c. en chirona
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The thief spent five years inside.El ladrón pasó cinco años en chirona.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
5. (indicating location or movement)
a. dentro de
I always stay inside the car when we stop at a gas station.Siempre me quedo dentro del coche cuando paramos en una gasolinera.
b. en
We went inside the store.Entramos en la tienda.
6. (indicating time)
a. en menos de
We finished painting the room inside two hours.Terminamos de pintar la habitación en menos de dos horas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (interior)
a. el interior
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The inside of the house wasn't as nice as the photos on the website.El interior de la casa no era tan bonito como mostraban las fotos del sitio web.
8. (inner side or surface)
a. la parte de dentro
(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).
There was ice on the inside of the windowpanes.Había hielo en la parte de dentro de los vidrios.
9. (of a road)
a. el interior
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He got past Vettel on the inside on turn 3.Pasó a Vettel por el interior en la curva 3.
b. la derecha
(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).
(driving in America, Europe or Asia)
She just overtook me on the inside!¡Acaba de adelantarme por la derecha!
c. la izquierda
(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).
(driving in the UK, India or Australia)
They got past me on the inside on a bend.Me pasaron por la izquierda en una curva.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
10. (interior)
a. interior
The jacket has two inside pockets.La chaqueta tiene dos bolsillos interiores.
11. (from within an organization)
a. confidencial (sources or information)
Thanks to inside information from a contact I sold my shares.Pude vender mis acciones gracias a información confidencial de un contacto.
b. organizado desde dentro (job)
The door was not forced, so everything points to an inside job.La puerta no estaba forzada, así que todo apunta a un golpe organizado desde dentro.
insides
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
12.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stomach)
a. las tripas
(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).
I feared someone might hear my insides growl.Temía que alguien oyera cómo me sonaban las tripas.
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out(
aut
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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. (outside)
a. afuera
I left some of the grocery bags out in the car. Will you help me bring them in?Dejé algunas bolsas de mandado afuera en el carro. ¿Me ayudas a meterlas?
b. fuera
Make sure to wear sunscreen; it's sunny out.Asegúrate de ponerte bloqueador solar; fuera está soleado.
2. (not at work or at home)
a. fuera
She was out for most of the day, but she's here now.Estuvo fuera la mayor parte del día, para ya llegó.
b. afuera
I'll be out all next week. Please route my calls to Dr. García.Voy a estar afuera toda la semana que viene. Favor de pasar mis llamadas al Dr. García.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Could I see Mr. Richardson? - I'm sorry. He's out.¿Puedo ver al señor Richardson? - Lo siento. No está.
You've just missed him. He's just stepped out.Lo perdiste por poco. Acaba de salir.
3. (distance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He lived out in Arizona for a couple of years.Estuvo viviendo en Arizona por un par de años.
The ship spotted a whale with her calf when it was two miles out.El barco vio una ballena con su cría cuando estaba a dos millas de distancia.
4. (on strike)
a. en huelga
The steel workers are out due to a dispute over working conditions.Los trabajadores acereros están en huelga debido a una disputa sobre las condiciones de trabajo.
5. (revealed)
a. descubierto
The secret's out about who your boyfriend is.Se ha descubierto el secreto de quién es tu novio.
b. desvelado
The lies have ended and the truth is out.Las mentiras se han acabado y la verdad se ha desvelado.
6. (available)
a. en existencia
She bought the best motorcycle out.Se compró la mejor motocicleta en existencia.
7. (blossomed)
a. en flor
The agapanthus have been out for a couple of months.Los agapanthus están en flor desde hace unos meses.
8. (out of fashion)
a. pasado de moda
Smoking is so out.Fumar es tan pasado de moda.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Skinny jeans are out this season.Los vaqueros flacos están pasados este año.
Wearing overalls to school is totally out, unless it’s an agricultural school.Ya no se llevan los overoles a la escuela, al menos que sea una escuela de agronomía.
9. (inaccurate)
a. equivocado
There’s no way that number is correct. You’re out.No hay forma de que ese número sea correcto. Estás equivocado.
10. (loudly)
a. en voz alta
You need to speak out so everyone can hear you.Debes hablar en voz alta para que todos te escuchen.
b. en alto
The teacher read out the list of names to the class.La maestra leyó en alto la lista de nombres a la clase.
11. (indicating purpose)
a. en busca
Raul is only out to make himself rich.Raúl solo está en busca de cómo enriquecerse.
12. (unconscious)
a. inconsciente
He’s been out ever since the branch fell on his head.Ha estado inconsciente desde que se le cayó la rama en la cabeza.
b. sin conocimiento
With just a couple of beers, she’s out.Con tan solo un par de cervezas, ella queda sin conocimiento.
13. (without)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can I have some sugar in my coffee? - Sorry, we're out.¿Me pones un poco de azúcar en el café? - Lo siento, no queda.
I think I'll have eggs for breakfast. Oh no, we're out!Creo que voy a desayunar huevos. ¡Ay, no! No nos quedan.
14. (radio)
a. fuera
Reindeer team, state ETA, out.Equipo venado, diga hora de llegada, fuera.
15. (at an end)
a. terminado
School’s out in ten minutes, so the kids should be home soon.Las clases habrán terminado dentro de diez minutos, así que los niños pronto deben estar en casa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
16. (extinguished)
a. apagado
The lights are out. Do you have a flashlight?Las luces están apagadas. ¿Tienes una linterna?
17. (sports)
a. eliminado
There are only two teams left now that yours is out.Solo quedan dos equipos ahora que quedó eliminado el tuyo.
b. fuera
The ball landed out of bounds.La pelota cayó fuera de la cancha.
18. (legal)
a. libre
Charles had been in prison for five years before he was out last year.Charles había estado en prisión durante cinco años antes de quedar libre el año pasado.
19. (openly homosexual)
a. declarado
Pedro has been out for 15 years.Pedro ha estado declarado desde hace 15 años.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
20. (outside; used with "of")
a. fuera de
We prefer to live out of town.Preferimos vivir fuera de la ciudad.
21. (from among; used with "of")
a. de cada
That is the result in two cases out of ten.Ese es el resultado en dos de cada diez casos.
22. (indicating outward movement)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He ran out the door.Salió corriendo por la puerta.
She looked out the window.Miró por la ventana.
23. (from the inside to the outside)
a. por
She started a fire when she threw her cigarette out the window.Empezó un incendio cuando echó su cigarro por la ventana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
24. (escape)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She’s worried because the contract didn’t leave her an out.Está preocupada porque el contrato no la dejó una escapatoria.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
25. (to expose as homosexual)
a. revelar como homosexual
After an argument, Ryan's sister outed him at school.Después de un pleito, la hermana de Ryan lo reveló como homosexual en la escuela.
26. (to reveal)
a. descubrir
He publicly outed the illegal activity going on at work.Públicamente descubrió la actividad ilegal que había en su trabajo.
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