"Under" is a preposition which is often translated as "debajo de", and "next to" is a preposition which is often translated as "al lado de". Learn more about the difference between "under" and "next to" below.
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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.).
a. debajo de
There is a coin under the sofa.Hay una moneda debajo del sofá.
b. abajo de
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
The kids are hidden under the table.Los niños están escondidos abajo de la mesa.
He was reading under a tree.Estaba leyendo bajo un árbol.
2. (less than)
3. (subject to)
5. (according to)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (below water)
a. bajo los efectos de la anestesia
The patient was still under for a few hours after the surgery.El paciente todavía estaba bajo los efectos de la anestesia durante un par de horas después de la cirugía.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
All children aged two and under can travel free.Los niños de dos años y menores viajan gratis.
We can't play hearts with under four players.No podemos jugar a corazones con menos de cuatro jugadores.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).