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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (following)
a. próximo
Next year I'm going to university.El próximo año voy a la universidad.
b. siguiente
What happened in the next chapter of the story?¿Qué pasó en el siguiente capítulo del cuento?
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm next, not you.Sigo yo, no tú.
Who's next? - I'm next!¿Ahora a quién le toca? - ¡Me toca a mí!
2. (adjacent)
a. de al lado
I could hear a person sleeping in the next room.Podía oír a una persona durmiendo en la habitación de al lado.
b. siguiente
They're having a party on the next street.Tienen fiesta en la siguiente calle.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (afterwards)
a. luego
First, grab that bag. Next, fill it with money.Primero, agarra esa bolsa. Luego, llénala de dinero.
b. después
What happened next? - We went home.¿Qué pasó después? - Fuimos a casa.
c. ahora (in the future)
And what happens next? - We could go to France.¿Y ahora qué ocurre? - Podríamos ir a Francia.
4. (on the following occasion)
a. la próxima vez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When we meet next, I will be a doctor.La próxima vez que nos veamos, seré doctor.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (following person in line or rank)
a. el siguiente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la siguiente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Next in line, please!¡Que pase el siguiente en la fila!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in space)
a. siguiente
2. (room, house)
a. de al lado
next door(en la casa de) al lado
3. (in time, order)
a. siguiente
next week/monthla semana/el mes que viene
the next chapter/pageel capítulo/la página siguiente
the next time I see himla próxima vez que lo vea
it's the next stationes la próxima estación
the next turning on the rightel primer desvío a la derecha
your name is next on the listtu nombre es el siguiente de la lista
ask the next person you meetpregunta a la primera persona que te encuentres
who's next?, whose turn is it next?¿quién es el siguiente?, ¿a quién le toca?
the next size up/downuna talla más/menos el talle siguiente/anterior
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (in space)
to be next toestar al lado de
I can't bear wool next to my skinno soporto el contacto de la lana (en la piel)
5. (in time, order)
a. después, luego
what shall we do next?¿qué hacemos ahora?
what did you do next?¿qué hiciste después or a continuación?
she'll be asking me to give up my job next!¡ya sólo falta que me pida que deje el trabajo!
when shall we meet next?¿cuándo nos volveremos a ver?
next to my dog I like my sister bestdespués de mi perro, a quien más quiero es a mi hermana
if we can't do that, the next best thing would be to…si eso no se puede hacer, siempre podríamos…
the next fastest after the Ferrari was…el (siguiente) más rápido después del Ferrari fue…
who is the next oldest/youngest after Mark?¿quién es el más viejo/joven después de Mark?
I got it for next to nothinglo compré por casi nada
there is next to no evidenceno hay apenas pruebas
in next to no timeen un abrir y cerrar de ojos
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
6. (general)
the nextel/la siguiente
the year after nextel año siguiente al que viene
your train is the next but onetu tren no es el siguiente, sino el otro
(the) next to arrive was Carmenla siguiente en llegar fue Carmen
next please!¡el siguiente, por favor!
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next [nekst]
1 (of time) (in future) próximo; (in past) siguiente
he retires next January se jubila el enero próximo; the next five days will be crucial los próximos cinco días serán decisivos; the next five days were very busy los cinco días siguientes fueron muy ajetreados; next month/year (in future) el mes/año que viene; el mes/año próximo; el mes/año entrante; especially (LAm) the next month/year (in past) el mes/año siguiente
I get paid next month next month they set sail for Brazil I'm going to Spain next year the next year Britain was at war with Germany next year he was to be promoted
(the) next day/morning al día/a la mañana siguiente
next day I woke early the next day, Gerry was on the phone again the next day [but] one I got up early the next morning (the) next [moment] next moment there was a blinding flash of light he came in the door and the next moment I was in his arms
unemployment is predicted to fall both this year and next se prevé que el desempleo disminuirá este año y el próximo or el siguiente; she'll have been gone six months next Friday el viernes que viene or el viernes próximo hará seis meses que se marchó; on 4 May next el 4 de mayo próximo
let's plan a big night next week the next available flight
the week after next la semana que viene no or la semana próxima no, la siguiente
the year after next
he died ten years ago next week la semana que viene or la semana próxima hará diez años que murió or se cumplen diez años de su muerte
the next thing I knew he was gone cuando me quise dar cuenta se había ido
I crashed into the tree and the next thing I knew I was in hospital I was leaning over to pick up some change and the next thing I knew I felt this terrible pain in my ankle
this time next week la semana que viene a estas horas
this time next week I'll be in New Zealand
this time next year el año que viene por estas fechas
this time next week I'll be in New Zealand
next time la próxima vez
(the) next time you see him la próxima vez que lo veas
(the) next time you come see you next time!
from one moment/day to the next de un momento/día para otro
I don't know what's happening from one day to the next the weather could change from one moment to the next many senior citizens have very few visitors from one week to the next
2 (of order) próximo; siguiente
I get out at the next stop me bajo en la próxima or siguiente parada; who's next? ¿a quién le toca ahora?; ¿quién sigue?; I'm/you're next me/te toca (a mí/ti); next please! ¡el siguiente por favor!; she was next or the next person to arrive ella fue la próxima or siguiente en llegar
I hope my next is a boy stop at the next corner - I'm getting out he got off at the next stop in the next volume I'll ask the next person I see "see next page" "continued in the next column" my aim is as good as the next [man's]
I'm as much against violence as the next person, but ... estoy tan en contra de la violencia como cualquiera, pero ...
I enjoy pleasure as much as the next person I'm as concerned as the next person about where this may lead
he's next after me es el primero después de mí
it's the next road but one es la segunda calle después de esta
the next life la otra vida
on the next page en la siguiente página
the next size up/down (in clothes) una talla más grande/más pequeña; (in shoes) un número más grande/más pequeño
3 (adjacent)
the man in the next chair was asleep
next door (en la casa de) al lado
next door's dog el perro de (los vecinos de) al lado; I went next door to the bathroom fui al baño que estaba (en el cuarto de) al lado
I went next door to wake her up
(the) next door but one no la puerta de al lado, sino la siguiente
she was next door at the time the old lady who lives next door the people next door are so noisy the flat next door was empty I'll just go next door and see if she's woken up yet
next door to al lado de; we live next door to each other vivimos uno al lado del otro; I live next door to her vivo en la casa de al lado de la suya or contigua a la suya
he has the room next door to me at the hotel the shop next door to the cinema the kitchen is right next door to the dining room
the next house la casa de al lado
I could hear them talking in the next room les oía hablar en el cuarto de al lado
she lives in the next street to me vive en la calle contigua a la mía
the girl/boy next door la hija/el hijo del vecino
he was dependable, straightforward, the boy next door it helped Kylie Minogue kick away her girl-next-door image
1 (in past) después; luego
what did he do next? ¿qué hizo después or luego?; when I next saw him cuando lo volví a ver; I next saw him in Rome la siguiente vez que lo vi fue en Roma
where did you go next?
2 (in future)
what do we do next? ¿y ahora qué hacemos?; next we put the salt in a continuación or ahora añadimos la sal
when you next see him when next you see him cuando lo vuelvas a ver; la próxima vez que lo veas
whatever next! ¡lo que faltaba!
what will you do next? the news is next
3 (of place, order)
who's the next tallest boy? ¿quién le sigue en altura?
this is the next most reliable method this is my next oldest daughter after Mary
the next smaller size la talla más pequeña a continuación de esta
the next [best] thing they did the next best thing, which was to telephone her
it's the next best thing to having your own swimming pool si no puedes tener tu propia piscina, esto es lo mejor
the next best thing is to use soap they'd always wanted a child and to adopt one was the next best thing to [come] next who comes next?
what comes next? ¿qué viene ahora?; ¿qué sigue?
next to
(beside) al lado de
his room is next to mine su habitación está al lado de la mía; I was sitting next to her estaba sentada a su lado; to wear silk next to one's skin llevar seda en contacto directo con la piel
at the southern end of the Gaza Strip, next to the Egyptian border the car park next to the hotel
(after) después de
next to Spain, what country do you like best? ¿después de España, cuál es tu país preferido?
her children were the number two priority in her life, next to her career next to a week in Bournemouth the thing I'd hate most is two weeks in Bournemouth next to your mother, whom do you love best?
(compared to) al lado de
next to her I felt totally inept al lado de ella, me sentía totalmente inútil
he finished the race next to last terminó la carrera en el penúltimo lugar; the next to last row la penúltima fila
the US ranks next to last among developed countries in its foreign aid budget
(almost) casi
it's next to impossible es casi imposible
I know next to nothing about computers no sé casi nada de ordenadores; sé poquísimo de ordenadores
we got it for next to nothing lo conseguimos por poquísimo dinero
he subsists on next to no money there is next to no chance of Congress being able to override a veto the hotel has next to no facilities there was next to nobody there
next of kin (n) familiar(es) (m)
más cercano(s); (p)
pariente(s) (m)
más cercano(s); (p)
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