abajo de
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Sense 2) is common, but may not be considered correct by some educated Spanish speakers.
abajo de(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to indicate amount)
a. less than
Carmencita tendrá abajo de 12 años y ya habla tres idiomas.Carmencita is less than 12 and she already speaks three languages.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Este edificio no tendrá abajo de cien años.This building is at least a hundred years old.
Esta casa no andará abajo del millón de dólares.This house must cost at least a million dollars.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to indicate place)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. under
Abajo del río hay un túnel.A tunnel runs under the river.
b. below
Se averió el radiador que hay abajo de la ventana.The radiator below the window broke down.
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