estar fuera
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be outdoors)
a. to be outside
¿El lavabo está fuera del edificio? ¡Qué incomodidad!Is the toilet outside the building? How inconvenient!
b. to be out
Carlos está fuera en el jardín. Si quieres hablar con él, voy a llamarlo.Carlos is out in the garden. If you want to talk to him, I'll go get him.
2. (to not be at one's place or work)
a. to be out
¿Estás en casa o estás fuera? - Estoy fuera, estoy en el centro comercial.Are you at home or are you out? - I'm out. I'm at the mall.
b. to not be in
La jefa está fuera. Ha ido a almorzar con un cliente.The boss is not in. She's having lunch with a client.
c. to not be at home
El señor duque está fuera en este momento. Yo soy su mayordomo. ¿Quiere dejarle algún recado?The duke is not at home right now. I'm his butler. Can I take a message?
3. (to be away on a trip)
a. to be away
Ahora mismo estoy fuera, pero el viernes vuelvo a Madrid, así que podríamos quedar el sábado.I'm away right now but I'm going back to Madrid on Friday, so we could meet up on Saturday.
4. (to be in another country)
a. to be abroad
Llamo para cancelar mis tarjetas de crédito porque me las han robado. - ¿Está en España o está fuera?I'm calling to cancel my credit cards because they've been stolen. - Are you in Spain or are you abroad?
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