Translation of atrás in English:

atrás

adv

  • 1 (en el espacio) 1.1 (expresando dirección, movimiento) back muévelo un poco para or hacia atrás move it back a little tuvo que volver atrás she had to go back da un paso atrás take one step back o backward(s) 1.2¡atrás! (como interj) get back! 1.3 (lugar, parte) está allí atrás it's back there ¿nos sentamos más atrás? shall we sit further back o nearer the back? la parte de atrás the back iba sentado (en la parte de) atrás he was sitting in the rear me estaba quedando atrás I was getting left behind dejamos atrás la ciudad we left the city behind us tiene los bolsillos atrás (esp AmL) the pockets are at the back estar hasta atrás (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] to be as high as a kite [colloquial/familiar] saberse algo de atrás para adelante (CS) [familiar/colloquial] to know sth backwards tente/téngase de atrás (Col) [familiar/colloquial] brace yourself, prepare yourself for a surprise
  • 2 (en el tiempo) sucedió tres años atrás it happened three years ago había sucedido tres años atrás it had happened three years earlier o before
  • 3atrás de (loc prep) (AmL) behind atrás de mí/ti/él or [criticized usage/uso criticado]atrás mío/tuyo/suyo behind me/you/him atrás de la puerta behind the door

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