underneath
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underneath(
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (beneath)
a. debajo de
The Paris catacombs extend for miles underneath the city.Las catacumbas de París se extienden por millas debajo de la ciudad.
b. bajo
The cat is playing underneath the table.El gato está jugando bajo la mesa.
c. abajo de
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
It's raining really hard! I think we should wait underneath this tree.¡Está lloviendo bien fuerte! Mejor esperamos abajo de este árbol.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (below)
a. debajo
I looked over the railing of the boat and saw dolphins swimming underneath.Me asomé a la barandilla del barco y vi delfines nadando debajo.
b. por debajo
I sat down in a chair in the airport and discovered a man napping underneath.Me senté en una silla en el aeropuerto y descubrí a un hombre tomando una siesta por debajo.
c. por abajo
This shirt is totally see-through! - Why don't you try putting something underneath?¡Esta camisa está totalmente transparente! - ¿Porqué no pruebas ponerle algo por abajo?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (underside)
a. la parte inferior
(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).
My cat uses the underneath of my desk as a playground.Mi gato usa la parte inferior de mi escritorio como un patio de recreo.
b. la parte de abajo
(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).
My sister dyed the underneath of her hair purple.Mi hermana tiñó la parte de abajo del cabello de morado.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (lower)
a. inferior
The underneath rock seems to be gold.La piedra inferior parece ser oro.
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underneath
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la parte inferior or de abajo
(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).
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
2. (general)
a. debajo de, bajo
3. (with verbs of motion)
a. bajo
he crawled underneath the fencese arrastró por debajo de la valla
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (general)
a. debajo
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underneath [ˈʌndəˈniːθ]
preposition
(position) bajo; debajo de
the noise came from underneath the table el ruido salía de debajo de la mesa; underneath the carpet debajo de la moqueta; I walked underneath a ladder pasé por debajo de una escalera
adverb
debajo; por debajo
I got out of the car and looked underneath bajé del coche y miré (por) debajo
noun
parte (f) de abajo; fondo (m)
adjective
inferior; de abajo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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