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1

___ is just like detrás and can be discarded for the moment.

trás

2

Usually: detrás de or atrás de?

use detrás de and you'll usually be right.

3

In reference to someone coming up behind or after someone else:

"in pursuit of"

"back there somewhere"; or "later"

detrás de

atrás de

4

Where's your Mom?

"viene atrás de mi"

she's coming behind me (later).

5

Where's your Mom?

"viene datrás de mi"

she's coming after me (in hot pursuit)

6

____ suggests a spacial relationship, or one thing being behind another, or one thing blocking another.

detrás

7

___ is vague, meaning 'in back', 'back there somewhere,' or 'behind' (the speaker)

atrás

8

Hay una montaña detrás de tu casa. But if someone inside your house asks where it is, you say:

alla atrás

9

When you don't need 'de', use: atrás or detrás?

atrás (meaning as an adverb)

10

detrás or atrás covers backward motion?

atrás

11

va hacia atrás/detrás

va para atrás/detrás

atrás

12

He's backing out.

Se está echando para atrás.

13

Don't look back.

No mires atrás.

14

'back' in the sense of 'returned': ____ or _____

de regreso; de vuelta (both are used with estar)

15

He's back now after his trip.

Él está de vuelta/regreso después de su viaje. (of course volver and regresar convey the same thing: instead of estar + vuelta de).

16

"back" of the bus/theatre/etc.

el fondo

17

'bottom' of a glass/swimming pool/etc.

el fondo

18

'to the back' 'all the way to the back'

al fondo

19

'in the back' vs 'at the very back'

atrás vs. al fondo

20

'all the way back on your right'

al fondo a la derecha

21

As a rule, ____ is the handiest word for 'to become'

ponerse

22

____ in general, is for fleeting states of mind or conditions.

ponerse

23

'to get/become furious'

ponerse furioso

24

'to get/become old'

ponerse viejo

25

'to get/become nervous'

ponserse nervioso

26

For longer term, usually nonreversable conditions, ____ is the verb you usually want.

hacerse

27

I became/got rich.

Me hice rico.

28

The penny is becoming useless.

El penique está haciendo inútil.

29

The new dance is becoming popular.

El nuevo baile está haciendo popular.

30

____ viejo suggests 'becoming an old person' or 'becoming elderly. ___ viejo suggests 'starting to feel/look old.'

hacerse; ponerse