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Spanish Aquí and Other Adverbs

En esta lección de español vamos a estudiar algunos adverbios de lugar.

In this Spanish lesson we are going to study some adverbs about place (or position). We start with the Spanish "aqui" (here).

Vamos a ver:

Aquí / Acá
(Here, near the person speaking.)

Examples:

Aquí están los libros. (Here are the books.)
Acá están los libros. (Here are the books.)

Aquí vive mi profesor. (Here lives my teacher.)
Acá vive mi profesor. (Here lives my teacher.)

Ahí
(There, at some distance but not far from the person speaking.)

Examples:

Ahí esta el dinero. (There is the money.)
Ahí tienes las lecciones. (There you have the lessons.)

Allí / Allá
(There, over there, at some distance or far from the person speaking.)

Examples:

Allí estudiamos español. (There / over there we study Spanish.)
Allá estudiamos español. (There / over there we study Spanish.)

Note 1: In conversational Spanish "Allí" is sometimes closer than "allá".

Example:

Allí está mi casa. (There is my house.)
Allá está el parque. (Over there is the park.)

Note 2: We Spanish speakers often used ahí , allí and allá indiscriminately.

Example:

Ahí está el diccionario. (There / over there is the dictionary.)
Allí está el diccionario. (There / over there is the dictionary.)
Allá está el diccionario. (There / over there is the dictionary.)

Some Useful Idioms Using Spanish Adverbs

Aquí mismo (right here)
Allí / allá arriba (up there)
Allí / allá abajo (down there)
Por allí / por allá (around there)
Por aquí / por acá (around here)
Más allá de ... (outside or beyond)
Muy allá (far away)
No tan allá (not so far)
No tan acá (not so close)
Vamos allá (let's go there)
De acá para allá (from here to there)
Alla tú (that's your problem)
Allá por la época de .... (around the time of....)
El más allá (the outer limits)
Sin ir más allá (without going further)

That's the end of this lesson on the Spanish "aqui" (here) and other adverbs. See the homepage for descriptions of and links to all the lessons.

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