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anochecer
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anochecer(
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noh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sundown)
a. dusk
El cielo siempre se ve hermoso por aquí al anochecer.The sky always looks beautiful around here at dusk.
b. nightfall
Puedes salir a jugar, pero métete antes del anochecer.You can go outside to play, but come in before nightfall.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
2. (to become nighttime)
a. to get dark
Cada día anochece más temprano.It's getting dark earlier every day.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Salen los murciélagos cuando anochece.Bats come out when night falls.
En el verano puedes ver luciérnagas cuando anochece.You can see lightning bugs in the summer when the sun goes down.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be somewhere as night falls; used with "en")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Es un viaje de dos días y tenemos planeado anochecer en Hermosillo.It's a two day trip and we plan to make it to Hermosillo by nightfall.
Anochecimos de regreso a casa.Night fell as we were on our way home.
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anochecer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. dusk, nightfall
al anochecerat dusk
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
2. (general)
a. to get dark
anochecíait was getting dark
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a.
anochecer en algún sitioto be somewhere at nightfall
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anochecer
intransitive verb
1 (venir la noche) to get dark
2
anochecimos en Toledo we got to Toledo as night was falling
nightfall; dusk
al anochecer at nightfall; at dusk; antes del anochecer before nightfall; before it gets dark
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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