Quick answer
"Outside" is an adverb which is often translated as "fuera", and "outsider" is a noun which is often translated as "la persona de afuera". Learn more about the difference between "outside" and "outsider" below.
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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. (place)
a. fuera
We will wait outside, so you can see us when you arrive.Esperaremos fuera, para que nos puedas ver al llegar.
b. afuera
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We can have lunch outside, next to the swimming pool.Podemos almorzar afuera, junto a la piscina.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
2. (not inside)
a. fuera de
They parked their car outside the garage.Aparcaron el carro fuera del garaje.
3. (beyond)
a. fuera de
That dress is outside of my price range.Este vestido está fuera de mi alcance.
b. aparte de
Outside of you, no one else knows my secret.Aparte de ti, nadie más conoce mi secreto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (external side)
a. el exterior
(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).
Write your name on the outside of the notebook.Pongan el nombre en el exterior de la libreta.
5. (maximum)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It will take me one hour to arrive, or at the very outside two.Me llevará una hora llegar o, a lo sumo, dos.
You can bring two friends to the party at the outside.Puedes traer a la fiesta dos amigos como mucho.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (outward)
a. exterior
The outside pocket is blue.El bolsillo exterior es azul.
b. externo
We are going to need two outside examiners.Vamos a necesitar dos examinadores externos.
c. descubierto
The hotel has an outside swimming pool that is only open in summer.El hotel tiene una piscina descubierta que solo está abierta en verano.
d. al aire libre
There is an outside tennis court, but we can't play because it's raining.Hay una pista de tenis al aire libre, pero no podemos jugar porque está lloviendo.
7. (unlikely)
a. remoto
Going on vacations is an outside possibility since my budget is very limited.Ir de vacaciones es una posibilidad remota porque mi presupuesto es muy limitado.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (person not belonging to a group or place)
a. la persona de afuera
(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).
Getting an outsider's opinion helps in making some decisions.La opinión de una persona de afuera ayuda a tomar algunas decisiones.
b. la persona ajena
(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).
We have security posted outside to keep any outsiders from getting into the meeting.Tenemos seguridad afuera para controlar que no entre ninguna persona ajena a la reunión.
c. el forastero
(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).
, la forastera
(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).
The locals around here don't trust outsiders. Mr. Johnson isn't going to let you date his daughter.Los lugareños de por aquí no confían en los forasteros. El señor Johnson no te va a dejar salir con su hija.
d. el intruso
(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).
, la intrusa
(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).
Even though he's a famous actor, he says he feels like an outsider in Hollywood.Aunque es un actor famoso, dice que se siente como un intruso en Hollywood.
e. el fuereño
(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).
, la fuereña
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Strange things started happening right after those outsiders came to town.Comenzaron a suceder cosas raras justo después de que esos fuereños llegaran al pueblo.
f. el afuerino
(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).
, la afuerina
(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).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
The city is chaotic for an outsider.La ciudad es caótica para un afuerino.
2. (person or animal with no chance of winning)
a. el desconocido
(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).
, la desconocida
(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).
(person)
The champion was beaten by an outsider.El campeón fue derrotado por un desconocido.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
An outsider won the race and surprised nearly everyone.Un caballo que no estaba entre los favoritos ganó la carrera y sorprendió a casi todos
Thanks to social media, an outsider won the mayor's race.Gracias a las redes sociales, un candidato poco conocido ganó la elección para alcalde.
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