An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. inside
Los niños están jugando dentro.The children are playing inside.
b. indoors
Tengo que irme dentro por mis alergias.I need to go indoors because of my allergies.
c. in
El gato está allí dentro.The cat's in there.
d. within
Ella carga un secreto pesado dentro.She carries a heavy secret within.
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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 el espacio)
a. inside
espera aquí dentrowait in here
está ahí dentroit's in there
dentro dein
dentro del cochein o inside the car
dentro de la legalidadwithin the law
dentro de lo posibleas far as possible
dentro de lo razonablewithin reason
dentro de lo que cabe, no ha sido un mal resultadoall things considered, it wasn't a bad result
de dentroinside
el bolsillo de dentrothe inside pocket
hacia/para dentroinwards
por dentro(on the) inside
2. (en el tiempo)
dentro de poco/un añoin a while/a year
dentro de los próximos meseswithin the next few months
dentro de dos sábadosthe Saturday after next, a week on Saturday, Saturday week
la cena estará lista dentro de nadadinner will be ready in a moment o very soon
1 inside
María está dentro María is inside; allí dentro in there; vamos dentro let's go in(side); comimos dentro porque estaba lloviendo we ate inside o indoors because it was raining
de o desde dentro from inside; from within (formal)
para dentro
se fueron para dentro they went in(side); mételo para dentro para que quepa en la funda push it in so that it fits in the cover
por dentro inside
el edificio es precioso por dentro the building is beautiful inside; la sandía es roja por dentro a watermelon is red on the inside; el vestido lleva un forro por dentro the dress is lined o has a lining inside; se siente muy desgraciado por dentro he feels very unhappy inside
me contó la pena que sentía (por) dentro
dentro de
(en el interior de) in; inside
dentro de la casa in(side) the house; tenía un pañuelo dentro del bolso she had a handkerchief in o inside her bag; lo metió dentro del cajón he put it in the drawer; ascensos dentro de la empresa promotions within the company
(después de) in
dentro de tres meses in three months; in three months' time
dentro de pocos minutos
llegará dentro de poco he'll be here shortly
(en los límites de) within
esto no está dentro de mi competencia this is not within my area of responsibility; dentro de lo posible as far as possible; su reacción estaba dentro de lo previsto her reaction was what one might have expected; dentro de todo, me puedo considerar afortunado all in all o all things considered, I can count myself lucky
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