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outside

Pronunciation: /aʊtˈsaɪd/

Translation of outside in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (exterior part) exterior (masculine); (surface) parte (feminine) de fuera or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) de afuera the house looks really nice from the outside la casa parece muy bonita vista desde (a)fuera on the outside she appeared very calm aparentemente estaba muy tranquila, por fuera parecía muy tranquila
    Example sentences
    • The inside was just about as nice looking as the outside for a police building.
    • The outsides of buildings are horrible facades of doom and brimstone and that gunky stuff that forms in your eye when you're sleepy.
    • A pair of peak-like chicken croquettes drizzled in yellow giblet gravy have extra-crunchy outsides and smooth white-meat insides.
    1.2 (of racetrack)[ parte más alejada del centro ] (of road) he overtook me on the outside me adelantó por la izquierda (in UK etc) me adelantó por la derecha
    Example sentences
    • With this loop you cannot tell which side is the inside and which is the outside.
  • 2the outside 2.1 (of group, organization) we feel very much on the outside of everything nos sentimos excluidos de todo to be on the outside looking in ser* un mero espectador seen from the outside visto desde fuera or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) desde afuera 2.2 (of prison) [colloquial/familiar] fuera, afuera (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) he's got a friend on the outside tiene un amigo (a)fuera
    Example sentences
    • He answered that it was only the outside which appeared different; people were the same everywhere.
    • I'll remember how she was even more beautiful on the inside than the outside.
  • 3at the (very) outside como máximo, como mucho, a lo sumo he can't be more than 40 at the outside tendrá como máximo or como mucho or a lo sumo 40 años

adverb/adverbio

preposition/preposición

  • (of a place) 1.1 fuera de outside the boundary fuera de los límites you wear the blouse outside the skirt la blusa se lleva por fuera (de la falda) outside the USA fuera de Estados Unidos it's just outside London está en las afueras de Londres it's five miles outside Oxford está a cinco millas de Oxford he was waiting outside the door estaba esperando en la puerta I'll see you outside the theater te veo en la puerta del teatro 1.2 (beyond) fuera de little known outside literary circles poco conocido fuera de los círculos literarios it's outside my price range está fuera de mi presupuesto sex outside marriage relaciones (feminine plural) sexuales extramatrimoniales or fuera del matrimonio he has few interests outside his family aparte de su familia or fuera de su familia, tiene pocos intereses it's outside my responsibilities no está dentro de mis responsabilidades 1.3 (in time) outside office hours fuera del horario de oficina only 2 seconds outside the world record solo a 2 segundos del récord mundial

adjective/adjetivo

(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1 1.1 (exterior, outward) [appearance/wall/pocket] exterior 1.2 (outdoor) [toilet] fuera de la vivienda, exterior; [swimming pool] descubierto, al aire libre 1.3 (outer) [edge/track] exterior the outside lane [Sport/Deporte] la calle or (Andes) (Venezuela) el carril número ocho ( or seis etc) [Cars/Automovilismo] el carril or (Chile) la pista or (Urug) la senda de la izquierda; (in UK etc) el carril or la pista etc de la derecha 1.4 (external) [interference/pressure] externo it would be prudent to get an outside opinion sería prudente buscar una opinión independiente the outside world el mundo exterior outside examiner examinador externo, examinadora externa (masculine, feminine)
  • 2 (remote) [chance/possibility] remoto

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