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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. (on all sides)
a. around
El paisaje era precioso todo alrededor.There was beautiful scenery all around.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (immediate area)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Eché un vistazo a mi alrededor para divisar mi paradero.I looked around me to work out my whereabouts.
Mira a tu alrededor; este es uno de los lugares más bonitos de la Tierra.Look around you; this is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (suburbs)
a. outskirts
Hay unas áreas peligrosas en los alrededores de la ciudad.There are some dangerous areas on the outskirts of town.
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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. (en torno)
a. around
alrededor dearound
de alrededorsurrounding
2. (aproximadamente)
alrededor dearound
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
miré a mi alrededorI looked around (me)
alrededoressurrounding area
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1 around
todo alrededor all around
alrededor mío etc (S. Cone) around me etc
alrededor de (en torno a) around; todo alrededor de la iglesia all around the church
mirar alrededor de sí mirar alrededor suyo to look around o about one
alrededor de (aproximadamente) about; in the region of; alrededor de 200 about 200
mirar a su alrededor to look around o about one; alrededores (de un lugar) surroundings; neighbourhood
; (s)
; (s) (EEUU)
[de ciudad] outskirts;
en los alrededores de Londres in the area round London; on the outskirts of London
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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