in the background
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in the background(
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thuh
 
bahk
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graund
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (not the focus)
a. en el fondo
I barely paid attention to the movie. I was distracted by the noise in the background.Apenas presté atención a la peli. Estaba distraída por el ruido en el fondo.
b. al fondo
Look at those beautiful trees in the background of the photo!¡Mira esos lindos árboles al fondo de la foto!
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(without seeking attention)
a. en segundo plano
I don't want to be a star. I'd prefer to work in the background.No quiero ser una estrella. Prefiero trabajar en segundo plano.
b. en la sombra
It seems like the CEO is doing everything, but in fact he has assistants in the background.Parece que el director ejecutivo está haciendo todo, pero de hecho tiene asistentes en la sombra.
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