Quick answer
"Streets" is a form of "street", a noun which is often translated as "la calle". "On the street" is a phrase which is often translated as "en la calle". Learn more about the difference between "on the street" and "streets" below.
on the street
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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street(
strit
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (road)
a. la calle
(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).
He's lived on the same street his entire life.Ha vivido en la misma calle su vida entera.
2. (position or level) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
As a writer, he's not in the same street as his father.Como escritor, no está a la altura de su padre.
When it comes to technology, Japan is streets ahead of us.En lo que se refiere a la tecnología, Japón nos lleva mucha ventaja.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to the streets)
a. callejero
We love to go to the street market on the weekends.Nos encanta ir al mercado callejero los fines de semana.
b. de la calle
He sees himself as a street photographer.Se considera a sí mismo un fotógrafo de la calle.
c. urbano
These two venues have been part of London street culture for decades now.Estos dos locales son parte de la cultura urbana londinense desde hace décadas.
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