al tanto

al tanto(
ahl
 
tahn
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toh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (abreast of the facts)
a. up to date
No suelo leer el periódico, pero veo las noticias en la tele para mantenerme al tanto.I don't usually read the paper, but I watch the news on TV to keep up to date.
b. informed
Me voy a casa, pero si pasa cualquier cosa, ténganme al tanto, por favor.I'm going home, but if anything happens, please keep me informed.
2. (vigilant)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No tengo una llave que pueda darte, pero estaré al tanto para cuando vuelvas esta noche.I don't have a spare key, but will keep an eye out for you tonight.
Me dijeron que todavía no saben de qué andén sale el tren, y que estuviéramos al tanto del tablero de anuncios.They told me they don't yet know what platform the train is leaving from, and to keep an eye out on the bulletin board.
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