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dentro,
dentro de
advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño").
(en el interior)inside advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  within advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 El colchón está podrido por dentro.
 The mattress is moldy inside.
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Compound Forms:
¿Dentro de cuánto tiempo…? loc interjlocución interjectiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como interjección ("hasta mañana", "a que no"). (¿Cuándo?)How soon? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  In how much time? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿Dentro de cuánto tiempo calculas tú que estará el asado hecho?
aumentar la seguridad dentro de la empresa increase safety in the workplace
bien dentro de lo posible exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (todo lo bien que se puede)  (following adv)as well as possible exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (following adj)as good as possible exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 ¿Y cómo se recuperó de la operación? - Bien dentro de lo posible.
 How well did you recover from the operation? - As well as possible.
dentro de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (en el interior)inside, in preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
   (formal, dated)within preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Las llaves están dentro del cajón.
 The keys are inside the drawer
dentro de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (algún día)in preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
Note: Se construye con sustantivo de tiempo.
 Dentro de unos años me iré a vivir al Caribe.
 In a few years, I'm going to go live in the Caribbean.
dentro de loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (en el tiempo fijado)  (maximum)within preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
   (exact time/date)in preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
   (informal)inside preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Terminaré de pagar la casa dentro de dos años.
 I'll finish paying for my house within two years.
dentro de lo normal loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (en lo habitual)normal adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  within the normal range exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Su temperatura está dentro de lo normal, no tiene fiebre.
 Her temperature is normal, she doesn't have a fever.
dentro de lo posible loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (hay posibilidad)  (possibility)just might v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost."
  be plausible exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  be within reason exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Entra dentro de lo posible que le compre un regalo.
 I just might buy him a present.
dentro de lo que cabe exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (hasta cierto punto)as far as can be expected exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  so far as it goes exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  all things considered exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Los captores lo trataron bien, bueno, dentro de lo que cabe.
 The captors gave him good treatment; well, as far as can be expected.
dentro de poco loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (pronto)in no time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
   (mostly UK)shortly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  soon advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Dentro de poco será el cumpleaños de mi amiga.
 It will be my friend's birthday in no time.
dentro del marco de… exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (dentro de los límites de)  (governmental decision)within the context of, within the framework of, within the limits of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
dentro del mismo saco loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (agrupar)  (figurative)in the same boat exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
dentro del plazo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (durante el período)within time period prep + n
  within time frame prep + n
dentro del territorio loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (lugar: en el interior)in territory exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  inside territory exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con adjetivo.
 Los habitantes de un municipio viven dentro del territorio municipal.
 The residents of a municipality live in municipal territory.
dentro y fuera de la cancha loc prep + nf coloquial (en todo lugar)on and off the court preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Las reglas del juego se aplican dentro y fuera de la cancha.
 The rules of the game apply on and off the court.
dentro y fuera de las fronteras loc prep + nfpl (a este y al otro lado)inside and outside the limits preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  inside and outside the borders preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Dentro y fuera de las fronteras encontrarás personas de buen corazón.
 Inside and outside the limits you will find people with good hearts.
la juventud va por dentro you're only as old as you feel
llevar dentro carry within, bear inside
socavar por dentro undermine from the inside
tener un pie dentro be a shoo-in
tenerte dentro have you inside
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