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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)
e.g. “quédate ahí” (Stay here)
- “Ahí“ is used when the thing being referred to is far from the speaker but close to the listener.
Note: “Allí” 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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