ir cerca de
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ir cerca de(
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sehr
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deh
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to stretch close to)
a. to run close to
La vía va casi todo el rato cerca de la carretera.The rail runs close to the road almost all the time.
2. (to go to a place that's close to)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Esta es una lista de sitios de interés turístico a los que se puede ir cerca de Barcelona.This is a list of places of tourist interest you can go that are near Barcelona.
¿Adónde fuiste a cenar anoche? - Fui cerca de casa, a un restaurante que descubrí hace poco.Where did you go for dinner yeterday evening? - I went to a place close to home, to a restaurant I recently discovered.
3. (to go at a time close to)
a. to go around
¿A qué hora fueron a la discoteca? - No lo sé exactamente, pero fuimos cerca de las diez.What time did you go to the disco? - I don't know exactly, but we went around ten.
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