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there

Translation of there in Spanish:

adverb

American English: /ðɛr/
British English: /ðɛː/
, /ðə/
there, meaning present, is not always translated: they were all there estaban todos. But: she's not there no está ahí.
  • 1 1.1
    (close to person being addressed)
    ahí
    (less precise, further)
    allá
    what have you got there? where is my umbrella? — there, by the door
    ¿dónde está mi paraguas? — allí or (especially Latin America) ahí, al lado de la puerta
    over there, across the river do you mean here? — no, further over there
    ¿dices aquí? — no, más allá
    $80 or somewhere around there
    80 dólares o por ahí
    what are you doing down/up there?
    ¿qué haces ahí abajo/arriba?
    they've been in there for hours
    hace horas que están metidos ahí or allí (dentro)
    you there! [colloquial]
    ¡oye, tú! [colloquial]
    ¡che(, vos)! (River Plate area) [colloquial]
    to have been there (before) [colloquial]I know what it's like, I've been there before
    ya sé lo que es, a mí también me ha tocado pasar por eso
    Example sentences
    • On Tuesday the post office said that our application would be there by ten at the latest the next morning.
    • He'd already gone over the hill and Dave told me that he had decided to stay over there.
    • What still confuses me though is why the people who protest about it every year insist on staying there.
    Example sentences
    • ‘It's over there,’ she told him, pointing to it.
    • Our archives are up there in the attic, but they haven't been sorted into any kind of order.
    • She's down there at her desk.
    1.2 (in phrases) there and thenthey solved it for me there and then
    me lo resolvieron en el acto or en el momento
    I made up my mind there and then to ask her
    en ese mismo momento me decidí a pedírselo
    so there! [colloquial]
    ¡para que sepas! [colloquial]
  • 2 (calling attention to something, pointing something out etc) there's the bell, it must be her!
    ¡el timbre! debe de ser ella
    now there's a coincidence!
    ¡eso sí que es casualidad!
    ¡fíjate! ¡qué casualidad!
    there's £20
    ahí tienes £20
    there you are o [colloquial]there you go, it's as good as new
    aquí tiene, ha quedado como nuevo
    there we are: that's that done!
    ¡ya está! ¡listo!
    there you are: what did I tell you?
    ¿ves? or ¡ahí tienes! ¿qué te dije?
    it's a pity, but there you are: what can you do?
    es una lástima pero así son las cosas ¿qué se le va a hacer?
    there he goes: politics again!
    ¡ya está otra vez con la política!
    there goes the bus
    ahí va el autobús
    there go my chances of promotion!
    ¡adiós ascenso!
    fetch my newspaper, there's a dear!
    anda, sé bueno y tráeme el periódico
    there's a good boy
    ¡qué niño más bueno!
  • 3 3.1 (present) lots of his friends were there
    estaban muchos de sus amigos
    who's there?
    (at the door)
    ¿quién es?
    (in the dark)
    ¿quién anda ahí?
    is Tony there?
    ¿está Tony?
    not to be all there [colloquial]he's not all there
    le falta un tornillo [colloquial]
    no está bien de la cabeza [colloquial]
    3.2 (at destination) when we finally got there
    cuando por fin llegamos
    we're there
    ya hemos llegado
    she'll be there by now
    ya debe de haber llegado
    3.3 (available) I'm always there if you need help
    si necesitas ayuda, cuenta conmigo
    the resources are there: they're just not being used
    hay recursos, lo que pasa es que no se utilizan
    the evidence is there for everyone to see
    la prueba está a la vista
  • 4 4.1 (at that point) there he paused and heaved a heavy sigh
    entonces hizo una pausa y suspiró profundamente
    he went on from there to become a director
    de ahí pasó a ser director
    from there the situation deteriorated rapidly
    a partir de ese momento la situación empeoró rápidamente
    4.2 (on that point) you're right there
    ahí or en eso tienes razón
    you've nothing to worry about there
    en ese sentido no tienes por qué preocuparte
    the funny thing there was …
    lo gracioso del caso fue que …
  • 5 (as interjection) 5.1 (when action is complete) there! that's the last of the boxes
    ¡listo! esa es la última caja
    there! now look what you've done!
    ¿no te digo? ¡mira lo que has hecho!
    5.2 (coaxing, soothing) there, there, don't cry!
    vamos or (in Spain also) venga or (in Mexico also) ándale, no llores
    there now! see how easy it is?
    ahí está ¿ves qué fácil es?

pronoun

American English: /ðɛr/
British English: /ðɛː/
, /ðə/
  • there's an egg/there are two eggs in the nest
    hay un huevo/dos huevos en el nido
    there was nobody there
    no había nadie
    once upon a time there was a princess/there were two brothers who …
    había una vez una princesa/dos hermanos que …
    there was a demonstration/there were two demonstrations last week
    hubo una manifestación/dos manifestaciones la semana pasada
    what is there to stop you?
    ¿qué te lo impide?
    had there been an accident, we would have heard by now
    si hubiera habido un accidente, ya nos habríamos enterado
    there can't be many people with that name
    no puede haber mucha gente que se llame así
    I want there to be no mistakes
    no quiero que haya ningún error
    there's no sugar left
    no queda azúcar
    se ha acabado el azúcar
    I think there's a paragraph/there are two paragraphs missing
    creo que falta un párrafo/que faltan dos párrafos
    then there are the children to think about
    luego están los niños, hay que pensar en ellos
    there's no denying it: he's a genius
    hay que reconocerlo, es un genio
    there was no mistaking that face!
    la cara era inconfundible
    all there is is a piece of stale bread
    todo lo que hay es un pedazo de pan duro
    what food there was was inedible
    la poca comida que había era incomible
    there comes a time when …
    llega un momento en el que …

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