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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. (toward the front) (United Kingdom)
a. hacia adelante
He tripped and fell forwards.Tropezó y se cayó hacia adelante.
b. hacia delante
Stretch your arms forwards and then slowly raise them above your head.Estira los brazos hacia delante y luego levántalos lentamente por encima de la cabeza.
c. adelante
I moved a little further forwards so I could hear better.Me puse un poco más adelante para oír mejor.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The group moved forwards slowly and in silence.El grupo avanzaba despacio y en silencio.
Volunteers, step forwards now.Los voluntarios que den un paso al frente ahora.
2. (in time)
a. en adelante
From that day forwards people showed him more respect.Desde ese día en adelante la gente le mostró más respeto.
3. (beyond a certain point)
a. adelante
I do not feel I am the person to carry this process forwards.No creo que sea la persona adecuada para llevar este proceso adelante.
b. hacia adelante
We must all work together if we want this country to move forwards.Todos debemos trabajar juntos si queremos que este país vaya hacia adelante.
4. (nautical)
a. a la proa
I went forwards to untangle the jib.Fui a la proa para desenredar el foque.
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