Saturday, 28 May 2011

Ahí

The word of the day is: 'ahí'= there.

In Spanish, the adverb 'ahí' is used to indicate something about the the location (in space) of the listener(s)/ reader(s)... in some expressions, it indicates a relative point in time, for example 'de ahí en adelante' (from then onwards)... and in many expressions with related specific meanings (see examples below).

Examples of usage are:
  • Vengo de ahí (I have [just] arrived from there)
  • Soy de ahí (I am from there)
  • Estoy cansado, de ahí que no quiera salir (I am tired, hence not feeling like going out)
  • Una libra es lo mismo que medio kilo, o por ahí anda (a pound and half a kilo are the same or thereabouts)
  • Pase por ahí, por favor (please go that way)
  • Ahí tienes (there you have it)
  • Ahí mismo (right there)
Love-Spanish.com loves the word 'ahí' in the song 'Ahí Estás Tú' de Chambao: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBnL4pFKD9Y

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