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"On board" is an adverb which is often translated as "a bordo", and "aboard" is an adverb which is also often translated as "a bordo". Learn more about the difference between "on board" and "aboard" below.
on board
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (on a vehicle)
a. a bordo
We serve a complimentary drink and snack on board.Les servimos una bebida y un refrigerio gratuitos a bordo.
2. (in consideration or participation)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The council agreed to take our suggestions on board.El ayuntamiento acordó tomar en cuenta nuestras sugerencias.
We need to bring more people on board to help meet the schedule.Necesitamos incorporar a más gente para tratar de cumplir con el programa.
3. (in agreement)
a. de acuerdo
Do you think all the member countries will be on board with the proposals?¿Crees que todos los países miembros estarán de acuerdo con las propuestas?
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
4. (inside)
a. a bordo de
A fight broke out on board the plane and the pilot had to make an unscheduled landing in Boston.Se produjo una pelea a bordo del avión y el piloto tuvo que hacer un aterrizaje imprevisto en Boston.
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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. (on board)
a. a bordo (ship or plane)
We only have about five more minutes until we go aboard.Solo nos quedan unos cinco minutos antes de subir a bordo.
b. al tren (train)
The conductor shouted, "All aboard!" and everyone got on the train.El revisor gritó: "¡Pasajeros al tren!", y todos se subieron.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
2. (on board)
a. en (train or bus)
The team is aboard the bus, en route to the game.El equipo está en el autobús de camino al partido.
b. a bordo de (ship or plane)
The flight attendant reminded us that smoking is not permitted aboard the aircraft.La azafata nos recordó que no está permitido fumar a bordo del avión.
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