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"Unto" is a preposition which is often translated as "a", and "toward" is a preposition which is often translated as "hacia". Learn more about the difference between "unto" and "toward" below.
unto(
uhn
-
tu
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(to)
a. a
Pray unto God for mercy.Reza a Dios para que tenga clemencia.
b. hacia
They fled their country and set forth unto Israel.Huyeron de su país y se pusieron en camino hacia Israel.
2.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(until)
a. hasta
They swore to be faithful to each other unto death.Se juraron fidelidad hasta la muerte.
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toward(
tawrd
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating direction)
a. hacia
The wind blows toward the sea.El viento sopla hacia el mar.
b. a
She's heading toward the school.Se dirige al colegio.
2. (indicating time)
a. hacia
She pulled out toward the end of the race.Se retiró hacia el fin de la carrera.
b. alrededor de
We will have lunch toward noon.Comeremos alrededor del mediodía.
3. (with regard to)
a. hacia
His statement shows a lack of respect toward the families of the victims.Sus declaraciones muestran una falta de respeto hacia las familias de las víctimas.
b. para con
You can't quit your job because you are unhappy. You have obligations toward your family.No puedes dejar el trabajo porque no eres feliz. Tienes obligaciones para con tu familia.
4. (indicating purpose)
a. para
The government has taken steps toward solving the unemployment problem.El gobierno ha tomado medidas para resolver el problema del desempleo.
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