Spanish Adverb: Ahí, allí

Spanish Adverb: Ahí, allí

Pronunciation: Aee, a-yee

Translation: There, over there

Function: Adverb

Don’t get confused by ‘ahí’ and ‘allí’, just because they don´t have direct equivalents in English. They form a group with the word ‘aquí’ [here], that is: ‘aquí, ahí, allí’. They refer to something either close to the speaker, closer to the listener or far from both.

Although English doesn´t have the third one, English speakers manage by adding “over” when talking about something far from both speaker and listener, as in “over there”, the ‘ahí’ counterpart.

Example:

Llévalo de aquí a allí

Translation:

Take it from here to over there

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