allá
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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. (indicating space)
a. there
Ve allá y echa un vistazo.Go there and take a look.
b. over there
¿Ves aquellas montañas allá a lo lejos?Do you see those mountains over there in the distance?
2. (indicating time)
a. back in
Escuché muchas historias allá en mi juventud.I heard lots of stories back in my youth.
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allá
adverb
1. over there (indica espacio)
  • no te pongas tan allá, que no te oigo don't stand so far away, I can't hear you
  • allá donde sea posible wherever possible
  • allá abajo/arriba down/up there
  • allá lejos right back there
  • hacia allá that way, in that direction
  • más allá further on
  • más allá de beyond
  • échate para allá move over
2. (tiempo)
  • allá por los años cincuenta back in the 50s
  • allá para el mes de agosto around August some time
3. (en frases)
  • allá él/ella that's his/her problem
  • allá cada cual each person will have to decide for themselves
  • el más allá the great beyond
  • no ser muy allá to be nothing special
  • no encontrarse o sentirse muy allá to feel a bit funny
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allá
adverb
1 (indicando posición) there; over there; (dirección) (over) there
allá arriba up there; allá abajo down there; allá en Sevilla down in Seville; over in Seville; allá mismo right there; allá lejos way off in the distance; away over there; no tan allá not so far
más allá further away; further over
más allá de beyond; más allá de los límites beyond the limits; cualquier número más allá de siete any number higher than seven; no sabe contar más allá de diez she can't count above ten; she can't count beyond ten
por allá thereabouts
vamos allá let's go there
¡allá voy! I'm coming!
el más allá the beyond; the great beyond
no muy allá (valer poco) not much cop (familiar)
no está muy allá (de salud) he isn't very well
allá lo veremos we'll see when we get there; we'll sort that one out later
2
allá tú that's up to you; that's your problem; ¡allá él! that's his lookout! (familiar); that's his problem!; allá cada uno that's for the individual to decide
3 (indicando tiempo)
allá en 1600 back in 1600; way back in 1600; as long ago as 1600; allá por el año 1960 round about 1960; allá en mi niñez in my childhood days
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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