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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (I've got back)
a. I've returned
He vuelto porque me había dejado el paraguas.I've returned because I'd left my umbrella.
b. I've come back
He vuelto tarde del trabajo porque tenía que acabar un informe.I've come back late from work because I had to finish a report.
c. I've gone back
Desde que fui a Cuba por primera vez en 1999, he vuelto dos veces.Since I went to Cuba for the first time in 1999, I've gone back twice.
2. (I've repeated)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He vuelto a cometer el error de confiar en él.I've made the mistake of trusting him again.
Como no vamos a comer el helado ahora, lo he vuelto a meter en el congelador.Since we're not eating the ice cream now, I've put it back in the freezer.
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