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atrás

Translation of atrás in English:

adverbio/adverb

  • 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/or backward(s) 1.2¡atrás! (como interjección/as interjection) get back! 1.3 (lugar, parte) está allí atrás it's back there ¿nos sentamos más atrás? shall we sit further back o/or 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 (especialmente América Latina/especially Latin America) the pockets are at the back estar hasta atrás (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] to be as high as a kite [familiar/colloquial] saberse algo de atrás para adelante (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to know sth backwards tente/téngase de atrás (Colombia) [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/or before
  • 3atrás de (locución preposicional/prepositional phrase) (América Latina/Latin America) behind atrás de mí/ti/él or [uso criticado/criticized usage]atrás mío/tuyo/suyo behind me/you/him atrás de la puerta behind the door

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