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Translation of there in Spanish:


/ðer; ðeə(r)/

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; (further away) allí, ahí (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) ; (less precise, further) allá what have you got there? ¿qué tienes ahí? where is my umbrella? — there, by the door ¿dónde está mi paraguas? — allí or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) ahí, al lado de la puerta over there, across the river allá, al otro lado del río 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/familiar] ¡oye, tú! [colloquial/familiar], ¡che(, vos)! (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] to have been there (before) [colloquial/familiar] 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/en locuciones) there and then they 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/familiar] ¡para que sepas! [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 (calling attention to sth, pointing sth 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/familiar]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/familiar] he's not all there le falta un tornillo [colloquial/familiar], no está bien de la cabeza [colloquial/familiar] 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/como interjección) 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/en España también) venga or (in Mexico also/en México también) ándale, no llores there now! see how easy it is? ahí está ¿ves qué fácil es?


/ðer; weak form ðər; ðeə(r); weak form ðə(r)/
  • 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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