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"On the way" is a phrase which is often translated as "de camino", and "in the way" is a phrase which is often translated as "en medio". Learn more about the difference between "on the way" and "in the way" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in the process of coming or going)
a. de camino
On the way to the gala, our car broke down.De camino a la gala, nuestro carro se averió.
b. en camino
Please don't worry. An ambulance is on the way.Por favor, no te preocupes. Una ambulancia está en camino.
c. por el camino
Let's go right now, I'll update you on the way.Vayamos ya mismo; te pondré al tanto por el camino.
2. (on the route; used with "to")
a. de camino
Let's buy some food on the way home.Compremos comida de camino a casa.
b. camino a
I came across Susie on the way to the office.Me encontré con Susie camino a la oficina.
3. (about to happen; used with "to")
a. en camino
If this meeting with our investors goes well, we'll be on the way to starting a new business.Si esta reunión con nuestros inversionistas sale bien, estaremos en camino a empezar un nuevo negocio.
b. llevar camino de (verb phrase)
This part of town is on the way to getting turned into a mall.Esta parte del pueblo lleva camino de ser convertida a un centro comercial.
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in the way
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. en medio
My dog's always in the way when I'm in the kitchen.Mi perro siempre está en medio cuando estoy en la cocina.
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