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If you look or move along something long and narrow such as a road, a river, or a corridor, you look or move towards one end of it.
If something is situated along something long and narrow such as a road, a river, or a corridor, it is situated in it or beside it.
Don't use 'along' to describe movement from one side of an area to another. For example, don't talk about going 'along' a desert. Instead you use through or across.
|Adv.||1.||along - with a forward motion; "we drove along admiring the view"; "the horse trotted along at a steady pace"; "the circus traveled on to the next city"; "move along"; "march on"|
|2.||along - in accompaniment or as a companion; "his little sister came along to the movies"; "I brought my camera along"; "working along with his father"|
|3.||along - to a more advanced state; "the work is moving along"; "well along in their research"; "hurrying their education along"; "getting along in years"|
|4.||along - in addition (usually followed by `with'); "we sent them food and some clothing went along in the package"; "along with the package came a bill"; "consider the advantages along with the disadvantages"|
|5.||along - in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or `beside'); "pass the word along"; "ran along beside me"; "cottages along by the river"|
bring him along if you like → tráelo, si quieres
are you coming along? → ¿tú vienes también?
to walk along the street → andar por la calle
the trees along the path → los árboles a lo largo del camino
all along the street → todo lo largo de la calle
the shop is along here → la tienda está por aquí
we acted along the lines suggested → hemos obrado de acuerdo con las indicaciones que nos hicieron
somewhere along the way it fell off → en alguna parte del camino se cayó
somewhere along the way or the line someone made a mistake (fig) → en un momento determinado alguien cometió un error
to walk along the beach → se promener le long de la plage
BUT se promener sur la plage.
the houses built along the river → les maisons construites le long de la rivière
BUT les maisons construites au bord de la rivière.
to hop along → avancer en sautillant
to limp along → avancer en boitant
He was limping along → Il avançait en boitant.
to bring sb along → amener qn
to come along → venir
Is he coming along? → Vient-il avec nous?
to be along
I'll be along in a minute → Je viens dans une minute.
halfway along → à mi-chemin
all along (= since the beginning) → depuis le début
He was lying to me all along → Il m'a menti depuis le début.
along with → avec
he was hopping/limping along → veniva saltellando/zoppicando
come along with me → vieni con me
are you coming along? → vieni anche tu?
move along there! → muovetevi, avanti! (said by policeman) → circolare!
along with the others → con gli altri, insieme agli altri
take it along → prendilo con te
I knew all along → sapevo fin dall'inizio