al llegar

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al llegar(
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gahr
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (when reaching a place)
a. on arrival
El herido fue trasladado de urgencia al hospital, y seguía vivo al llegar.The injured man was rushed to the hospital, and he was still alive on arrival.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Desayunaremos al llegar al hotel.We'll have breakfast when we get to the hotel.
Cuando llegue a las oficinas centrales de la compañía, pregunte por el Departamento de Recursos Humanos.When you arrive at the company headquarters, ask for the HR Department.
2. (when a time comes)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Las hojas se caen al llegar el otoño.Leaves fall when autumn comes.
Al llegar el verano nos íbamos de vacaciones a la playa.We used to go on vacation to the beach when summer arrived.
3. (when reaching a level or amount)
a. on reaching
El calentador interrumpe su funcionamiento al llegar a la temperatura programada.The heater stops working on reaching the set temperature.
4. (used to indicate cause)
a. by arriving
Al llegar sin pasaporte a Sao Paulo, el señor Sarmiento se expuso a un largo e incómodo interrogatorio de los funcionarios de inmigración brasileños.By arriving in Sao Paulo without a passport, Mr. Sarmiento subjected himself to a long, uncomfortable interview with Brazilian immigration officials.
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