cerca = nearby adverb

cerca = fence feminine noun

1cerca

adverb
adverb

English Translation of CERCA

1
: nearby, close by
vive cercahe lives nearby
no había un hospital cercathere wasn't a hospital near there or nearby
está aquí cercait's very or just near here
¿está cerca la estación?is the station near here or nearby?
está tan cerca que puedo ir andandoit's so near here or so close I can just walk
las casas están tan cerca que se pueden oír las conversaciones de los vecinosthe houses are so close (to each other) that you can hear what the neighbors are saying
quería tener más cerca a los amigoshe wanted to be nearer (to) or closer to his friends
las vacaciones están ya cercathe holidays are nearly here
viven cerca de la playathey live near (to) or close to the beach
estaba sentada cerca de míshe was sitting near me
2
: close, near
cerca de aquínear here
su cumpleaños está cercaher birthday is almost here
hay cerca de ocho toneladasthere are nearly eight tons of it
cerca de 2.500 personasnearly 2,500 people
son cerca de las seisit's nearly six o'clock
he estado cerca de tirar el libro por la ventanaI've come close to throwing that book out of the window
estuvimos tan cerca de conseguir la victoria ...we were so close to obtaining victory ...
3
cerca de : nearly, almost, close to
cerca de 100 personasnearly 100 people
4
de cerca : close up
seguir de cercato follow closely

Examples of CERCA

se sentía muy cerca de su familia she felt very close to her family
no veo bien de cerca I can't see things close up
visto de cerca, parece mayor when you see him close up or at close quarters, he seems older
pudo ver de cerca la pobreza she got to see poverty close at hand or at close quarters
el coche iba a gran velocidad, seguido de cerca por su escolta the car was travelling at a high speed, followed closely by its escort
seguí de cerca la guerra a través de los periódicos I followed the war closely in the newspapers
para todos aquellos que no puedan ver la exposición de cerca for all those unable to see the exhibition in person
he tenido la oportunidad de conocer de cerca a muchos famosos I have had the opportunity of meeting many famous people personally or in person
los que lo conocen de cerca hablan muy bien de él those who know him well speak very highly of him
la crisis me ha afectado muy de cerca the crisis has affected me personally
no conoce de cerca los problemas de la población he does not have first-hand or personal knowledge of the people's problems

Related to CERCA

Sometimes Confused With: cerca (cercar)

2cerca

feminine noun
feminine noun

English Translation of CERCA

1
: fence
2
: (stone) wall

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