en la calle
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en la calle(
ehn
 
lah
 
kah
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yeh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (on a public way)
a. on the street
Pusieron un bar nuevo en la calle donde vives.There's a new bar on the street where you live.
b. on the road
No te quedes parada en la calle, es peligroso.Don't stand on the road, it's dangerous.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(in the open)
a. on the streets
La ciudad está llena de familias sin hogar que viven en la calle.The city if full of homeless families living on the streets.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Después de veinte años en la misma empresa, se quedó en la calle.After twenty years working for the same company, he was left without a job.
La fábrica se fundió y lo dejaron a Carlos en la calle.The factory went bankrupt, and Carlos was thrown out on the street.
3. (not at home)
a. out
Marisa estuvo en la calle todo el día.Marisa was out all day.
b. in the street
Ayer me lo encontré a Pablo en la calle.Yesterday I came across Pablo in the street.
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