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Allí vs Ahí in Spanish

Allí vs Ahí in Spanish

Let’s find out what is the difference between allí vs ahí in Spanish. Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. When to use allí vs ahí in Spanish?.
Allí vs Ahí in Spanish

What is the difference between Ahí and Allí in Spanish?

What is the difference between “allí” and “ahí” (“there”)?

  • Allí” is used when the thing being referred to is (but not too much) far from both the speaker and the listener.

e.g. “vivo allí(I live there)


  • Ahí is used when the thing being referred to is far from the speaker but close to the listener.

e.g.quédate ahí” (Stay here)

 

NoteAllí” and/y “Ahí” are quite the same thing but different from “Aquí”

If you want to put all of them in order ox proximity you would place them as follow:

Aquí Been the closest to you

Acá Close to you but can be used to define a surrounding area (acá en casa | here in home)

Ahí A bit far but close to you

Allí – Far but no so much

Allá – Far

 

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