be back
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be back(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. vuelve
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Be back before 5:00 so we can catch the train.Vuelve antes de las 5:00 para que podamos coger el tren.
b. regresa
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Be back as soon as you can.Regresa tan pronto como puedas.
c. vuelva
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Be back here in an hour, please.Vuelva aquí en una hora, por favor.
d. estáte de vuelta
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Be back in front of the cathedral at 4 pm.Estáte de vuelta delante de la catedral a las 4 pm.
e. regrese
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Be back at the hotel by two.Regrese al hotel antes de las dos.
f. estése de vuelta (singular)
You can leave for a few minutes, but be back by one o'clock.Puede salir por unos minutos, pero estése de vuelta antes de la una.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. vuelvan (plural)
OK everyone, be back at the meeting place in two hours.OK todos, vuelvan al punto de encuentro en dos horas.
b. regresen (plural)
Be back here in half an hour, kids. OK?Regresen aquí en media hora, chicos. ¿Está bien?
c. esténse de vuelta (plural)
Be back here around two. The bus will be here waiting.Esténse de vuelta a eso de las dos. El autobús estará aquí esperando.
3. (to return)
a. volver
I'll be back in five minutes.Volveré en cinco minutos.
b. regresar
What time will you be back tonight?¿A qué hora vas a regresar esta noche?
c. estar de vuelta
We can talk about this again when I'm back.Podemos hablar de esto otra vez cuando esté de vuelta.
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