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"On New Year's Eve" is a phrase which is often translated as "en Nochevieja", and "at" is a preposition which is often translated as "en". Learn more about the difference between "on New Year's Eve" and "at" below.
on New Year's Eve
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. en Nochevieja
I met one of my closest friends five years ago on New Year's Eve.Conocí a una de mis mejores amigas hace cinco años en Nochevieja.
b. en la víspera de Año Nuevo
On New Year's Eve, we always toast at midnight and eat 12 grapes for good luck.En la víspera de Año Nuevo, brindamos a la medianoche y comemos 12 uvas para la buena suerte.
c. en el fin de año
Are you going to any parties on New Year's Eve?¿Vas a ir a alguna fiesta en el fin de año?
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate position)
a. en
I'll be waiting for you at the finish line.Te esperaré en la línea de meta.
2. (used to indicate direction)
a. hacia
The dog was running at him.El perro estaba corriendo hacia él.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The boy threw a ball at the wall.El niño tiró una pelota contra la pared.
The proud graduate waved at her parents.La graduada orgullosa saludó a sus padres.
3. (used to indicate time)
a. a (specific time)
The meeting starts at two in the afternoon.La reunión comienza a las dos de la tarde.
b. por (time of day)
We always eat late at night.Siempre comemos tarde por la noche.
4. (used to indicate manner)
a. a
It was love at first sight.Fue amor a primera vista.
5. (used to indicate activity)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He's good at making the new employees feel welcome.Tiene un don para hacer a los nuevos empleados sentirse bienvenidos.
I'm bad at sports.Se me dan mal los deportes.
6. (used to indicate cause)
a. por
The poem communicates gratefulness at the fact of being alive.El poema transmite agradecimiento por el hecho de estar vivo.
7. (the symbol @)
a. arroba
Is your email address at-gmail-dot-com or at-yahoo-dot-com?Tu dirección de correo electrónico, ¿es arroba-gmail-punto-com o arroba-yahoo-punto-com?
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