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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.).
1. (from one side to the other)
a. a través de
We drove across Los Angeles.Manejamos a través de Los Ángeles.
b. de un lado a otro
He walked across the store looking for the perfect toy for his son.Fue de un lado a otro de la tienda buscando el juguete ideal para su hijo.
2. (on the other side of)
a. enfrente de
My best friend lives across the street from us.Mi mejor amigo vive enfrente de nosotros.
b. al otro lado de
They live across town.Viven al otro lado del pueblo.
3. (throughout)
a. por
We traveled across Baja California.Viajamos por Baja California
b. en todo
The president promised peace across the country.El presidente prometió paz en todo el país.
c. por todo
The population is evenly distributed across the region.La población está uniformemente distribuida por toda la región.
4. (over)
a. sobre
There was a bridge across the river but it was hit by a bomb a few days ago.Había un puente sobre el río pero fue alcanzado por una bomba unos días atrás.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (from one side to the other)
a. cruzar
Once we reached the river, we swam across.Cuando llegamos al río, lo cruzamos a nado.
6. (on the other side)
a. enfrente
She was sitting across from me.Estaba sentada enfrente de mí.
7. (widthwise)
a. de ancho
The pipe is one meter across.La tubería tiene un metro de ancho.
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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.).
1. (from one side to the other of)
a. a través de
to go across somethingcruzar algo
he ran across the roadcruzó corriendo la calle
to run across the roadcruzar la calle corriendo
we drove across the desertcruzamos el desierto en coche
she swam across the rivercruzó el río a nado
the bridge across the riverel puente que cruza el río
she threw it across the roomlo tiró al otro lado de la habitación
2. (on the other side of)
a. al otro lado de
across the street/borderal otro lado de la calle/frontera
I saw him across the roomlo vi en el otro extremo de la sala
3. (throughout)
across the countrypor todo el país
changes have been introduced across the syllabusse han introducido cambios en todo el programa
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (from one side to the other)
a. de un lado a otro
to run/swim acrosscruzar corriendo/a nado
5. (with distance)
it's 10 cm/2 km acrosstiene 10 cms/2 kms de ancho
across from me/my houseenfrente
6. (in crosswords)
8 across8 horizontal
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across [əˈkrɒs]
When across is an element in a phrasal verb, eg come across, run across, look up the verb.
1 (from one side to other of) a través de
a tree had fallen across the road había caído un árbol a través de la carretera; to go across a bridge atravesar or cruzar un puente; to run across a road cruzar una calle corriendo; the bridge across the Tagus el puente sobre el Tajo; with arms folded across his chest con los brazos cruzados sobre el pecho
2 (on the other side of) al otro lado de
across the street from our house al otro lado de la calle enfrente de nuestra casa; the lands across the sea las tierras más allá del mar; from across the sea desde más allá del mar
3 (in measurements)
it is 12km across the strait el estrecho tiene 12km de ancho
4 (crosswise over) a través de
1 (from one side to the other) a través; al través
don't go around, go across no des la vuelta, ve al través; shall I go across first? ¿paso yo el primero?; to run across (over bridge) atravesar or cruzar corriendo; to swim across atravesar a nado; to cut sth across cortar algo por (el) medio; a plank had been laid across habían colocado una tabla encima; he helped an old lady across ayudó a una señora mayor a cruzar la calle
2 (on opposite side)
it's across from the Post Office está enfrente de Correos; he sat down across from her se sentó frente a ella
3 (in measurements)
the lake is 12km across el lago tiene 12km de ancho; the plate is 30cm across el plato tiene un diámetro de 30cm; how far is it across? (river) ¿cuántos metros tiene de ancho?
4 (crossways) a través; en cruz; transversalmente
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