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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. on one's way
Carmen llamó para decir que ya estaba en camino, y que cree que llegará para comer.Carmen called to say she was on her way, and thinks she'll be here by lunch time.
b. on the way
Ya tenemos una niña, y ahora hay dos en camino. Mi esposa espera gemelos.We already have a girl, and now there are two on the way. My wife is expecting twins.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me pondré en camino por la mañana temprano. Es un viaje largo y no me gusta manejar de noche.I'll set out early in the morning. It's a long journey, and I don't like driving at night.
Se pusieron en camino hará unos diez minutos. Si anda deprisa los alcanza.They set off around ten minutes ago. If you walk fast you'll catch them up.
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