An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (outside a country)
a. en el extranjero
Patrick lived abroad for a couple of years after college.Patrick vivió en el extranjero por unos años después de la universidad.
b. fuera del país
If you're going to go on vacation abroad, you need a passport.Si vas a tomar vacaciones fuera del país, necesitas un pasaporte.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (from another country)
a. el extranjero
(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).
This coffee is from abroad.Este café viene del extranjero.
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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. (general)
a. en el extranjero, fuera del país
to be/live abroadestar/vivir en el extranjero
to go abroadir al extranjero
to get abroaddifundirse
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abroad [əˈbrɔːd]
1 (in foreign country) en el extranjero
to live abroad vivir en el extranjero; to go abroad ir al extranjero; he had to go abroad (fleeing) tuvo que salir del país; when the minister is abroad cuando el ministro está fuera del país; our army abroad nuestro ejército en el extranjero; our debts abroad nuestras deudas en el exterior; troops brought in from abroad tropas traídas del extranjero
2 (about)
there is a rumour abroad that ... corre el rumor de que ...; how did the news get abroad? ¿cómo se divulgó la noticia?
3 (outside) fuera
there were not many abroad at that hour había poca gente por las calles a aquella hora
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