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in or at that place: The book is over there.
Not to be confused with:
their – possessive case of they: It is their book.
they're – they are: They’re working on a second edition.
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1. At or in that place: sit over there.
2. To, into, or toward that place: wouldn't go there again.
3. At that stage, moment, or point: Stop there before you make any more mistakes.
4. In that matter: I can't agree with him there.
5. In a readily accessible or discoverable state: The answer is out there. All we have to do is look for it.
1. Used to introduce a clause or sentence: There are numerous items. There must be another exit.
2. Used to indicate an unspecified person in direct address: Hello there.
1. Used especially for emphasis after the demonstrative pronoun that or those, or after a noun modified by the demonstrative adjective that or those: That person there ought to know the directions to town.
2. Nonstandard Used for emphasis between a demonstrative adjective meaning "that" or "those" and a noun: "You see them there handles?" (Cormac McCarthy)."I tell you ... that you buried paving-stones and earth in that there coffin" (Charles Dickens).
That place or point: stopped and went on from there.
Used to express feelings such as relief, satisfaction, sympathy, or anger: There, now I can have some peace!
be there for (someone)
To be available to provide help or comfort to someone in a time of difficulty.
out there
Extremely unconventional or eccentric.

[Middle English ther, from Old English thǣr, thēr; see to- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: According to the traditional rule, when there precedes a verb such as be, seem, or appear, the verb agrees in number with the following grammatical subject: There is a great Italian deli across the street. There are some boats in the harbor. There appears to be a mistake. There seem to be several problems with the car. In spoken English, however, people often use there's instead of there are with a plural subject, as in There's two slices of pizza left. The Usage Panel dislikes this construction. In our 2014 survey, only 17 percent accepted the sentence There's only three things you need to know about this book (down slightly from 21 percent in 1995). But the results are very different when there's is followed by a compound subject whose first element is singular: 89 percent accepted the sentence In each of us there's a dreamer and a realist. Even more, 95 percent, accepted the sentence When you get to the stop light, there's a gas station on the left and a grocery store on the right. In these sentences, it's possible that the noun phrase following is is considered elliptical: there's a gas station on the left and [there's] a grocery store on the right. The Panel also accepted, but with far more ambivalence (58 percent), a singular verb when the subject is grammatically singular but notionally plural: There's a large number of broken windows in the building.
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in, at, or to that place, point, case, or respect: we never go there; I'm afraid I disagree with you there.
used as a grammatical subject with some verbs, esp be, when the true subject is an indefinite or mass noun phrase following the verb as complement: there is a girl in that office; there doesn't seem to be any water left.
1. (postpositive) who or which is in that place or position: that boy there did it.
2. all there (predicative) having his or her wits about him or her; of normal intelligence
3. so there an exclamation that usually follows a declaration of refusal or defiance: you can't have any more, so there!.
4. there and then then and there on the spot; immediately; instantly
5. there it is that is the state of affairs
6. there you are
a. an expression used when handing a person something requested or desired
b. an exclamation of triumph: there you are, I knew that would happen!.
that place: near there; from there.
an expression of sympathy, as in consoling a child
[Old English thǣr; related to Old Frisian thēr, Old Saxon, Old High German thār, Old Norse, Gothic thar]
Usage: In correct usage, the verb should agree with the number of the subject in such constructions as there is a man waiting and there are several people waiting. However, where the subject is compound, it is common in speech to use the singular as in there's a police car and an ambulance outside
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(ðɛər; unstressed ðər)

1. in or at that place (opposed to here): She is there now.
2. at that point in an action, speech, etc.: He stopped there for applause.
3. in that matter, particular, or respect: Your anger was justified there.
4. into or to that place; thither: We went there last year.
5. (used by way of calling attention to something or someone): There they go.
6. (used in place of a noun of address): Hello, there.
7. (used to introduce a phrase or clause in which the verb comes before its subject): There is no hope. There's someone at the door.
8. that place or point: I come from there, too.
9. (used for emphasis, esp. after a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective): Ask that man there.
10. (used to express satisfaction, relief, encouragement, approval, consolation, etc.): There! It's done.
[before 900; Middle English (adv.); Old English thǣr, thēr, c. Old Frisian thēr, Old Saxon thār, Old High German dār; akin to Old Norse, Gothic thar; compare that]
usage: The verb following the pronoun there is singular or plural according to the number of the subject that follows the verb: There is a message for you. There are patients in the waiting room. With compound subjects in which all the coordinate words are singular, a singular verb often occurs, although the plural may also be used: There was (or were) a horse and a cow in the pasture. When a compound subject contains both singular and plural words, the verb usu. agrees with the subject closest to the verb, although a plural verb sometimes occurs regardless, esp. if the compound has more than two elements: There were staff meetings and a press conference daily. There was (or were) a glass, two plates, two cups, and a teapot on the shelf.― It is nonstandard usage to place there between a demonstrative adjective and the noun it modifies: that there car. The same is true of here: these here nails. Placed after the noun, both there and here are entirely standard: that car there; these nails here.


a combining form meaning “wild animal, beast,” usu. denoting an extinct mammal, as an adaptation of a zoological taxon ending in -therium or -theria: megathere.
[< New Latin -therium (singular), -theria (pl.) < Greek thēríon, derivative of thḗr beast of prey]
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There has two main uses. You use it in front of a verb such as be, or you use it as an adverb to refer to a place.

1. used in front of 'be'

You use there in front of be to say that something exists or happens, or that something is in a particular place. When there is used like this, it is usually pronounced /ðe/ or /ðə/. In slow or careful speech, it is pronounced /ðeə/.

There must be a reason.
There was a new cushion on one of the sofas.

After there, you use a singular form of be in front of a singular noun phrase, and a plural form in front of a plural noun phrase.

There is a fire on the fourth floor.
There are several problems with this method.

In conversation, some people use there's in front of a plural noun phrase. For example, they say 'There's several problems with this method'. This use is generally regarded as incorrect, and you shouldn't use it in formal speech or in writing.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'there is' or 'there are' with since to say how long ago something happened. Don't say, for example, 'There are four days since she arrived in London'. Say 'It's four days since she arrived in London' or 'She arrived in London four days ago'.

It's three months since you were here last.
Her husband died four years ago.
2. used as an adverb

In its other main use, there is used for referring to a place which has just been mentioned. When there is used like this, it is always pronounced /ðeə/.

I must get home. Bill's there on his own.
Come into the kitchen. I spend most of my time there now.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'to' in front of there. Don't say, for example, 'I like going to there'. Say 'I like going there'.

My family live in India. I still go there often.

Be Careful!
Also, don't use 'there' to introduce a subordinate clause. Don't say, for example, 'I went back to the park, there my sister was waiting'. Say 'I went back to the park, where my sister was waiting'.

The accident took place in Oxford, where he and his wife lived.
3. 'their'

Don't confuse there with their, which is also pronounced /ðeə/. You use their to show that something belongs or relates to particular people, animals, or things.

I looked at their faces.
What would they do when they lost their jobs?
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.there - a location other than herethere - a location other than here; that place; "you can take it from there"
location - a point or extent in space
here - the present location; this place; "where do we go from here?"
Adv.1.there - in or at that place; "they have lived there for years"; "it's not there"; "that man there"
here - in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is; "I work here"; "turn here"; "radio waves received here on Earth"
2.there - in that matter; "I agree with you there"
3.there - to or toward that place; away from the speaker; "go there around noon!"
hither, here - to this place (especially toward the speaker); "come here, please"
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تُسْتَعْمَل للتَّهْدِئَهفي تلْك النُّقْطَههُناكهُنَاكَهُنالِك
tamtamhleteďv tomto boděvida
derder kan du selv sehvad sagde jeg?
sielläsiihensiinäsinne-llä, -ssä, -lla, -ssa
odaottugye !lám !
jæja, hana núòaîòar, òarnaòar, òarna, í òví efniòarna
tenanana naštaištai šitas
lūknunu, nu!redzi nu!šajā vietā
no taktamtamtov tomv tomto bode
ที่นั่นที่นั่น ตรงนั้น
ở đó


A. [ðɛəʳ] ADV
1. (place) (= there near you) → ahí; (less precisely) → allí; (further away) → allá
put it there, on the tableponlo ahí, en la mesa
when we left therecuando partimos de allí
I don't know how to get thereno sé cómo llegar allí
there he is!¡allí está!
there's the busahí viene el autobús, ya viene el autobús
there we were, stuckasí que nos encontramos allí sin podernos mover
to go there and backir y volver
12 kilometres there and back12 kilómetros ida y vuelta
we left him back there at the crossroadslo dejamos allí atrás, en el cruce
to be there for sb (= supportive) → estar al lado de algn, apoyar a algn
down there on the floorahí en el suelo
let's go down there by the rivervamos allí por el río
I'm going to London, my sister's already down therevoy a Londres, mi hermana ya está allí
it's in thereestá ahí dentro
it's on thereestá ahí encima
it's over there by the TVestá allí, junto al televisor
there and thenen el acto, en seguida
they're through there in the dining roomestán por esa puerta or por ahí, en el comedor
what's the cat doing up there?¿qué hace el gato ahí arriba?
he's not all therele falta un tornillo
2. (as addition to phrase)
hurry up there!¡menearse!
mind out there!¡cuidado ahí!
move along there! (on street) → ¡retírense!; (in bus, train) → ¡muévanse!, ¡no se paren, sigan para atrás!
you there!¡oye, tú!, ¡eh, usted! (more frm)
3. (= in existence, available) if the demand is there, the product will appearsi existe la demanda, aparecerá el producto
it's no good asking because the money just isn't thereno sirve de nada pedir dinero, sencillamente porque no hay
the old church is still there todayla vieja iglesia todavía está en pie or existe hoy
is John there, please? (on phone) → ¿está John?
4. (= on that point) → en eso
there we differen eso discrepamos or no estamos de acuerdo
you're right thereen eso tienes razón
I agree with you thereen eso estoy de acuerdo contigo
there you are wrongahí se equivoca, en eso te equivocas
5. (= at that point)
we'll leave it there for todaylo dejaremos aquí por hoy
could I just stop you there and say something?¿puedo interrumpirte para decir algo al respecto?
6. (emphasizing, pointing out) there, now look what you've done!desde luego, ¡mira lo que has hecho!
there againpor otra parte
there you are, what did I tell you!¿ves? es lo que te dije
"there you are," - he said, handing the book over-ahí lo tienes -dijo, entregando el libro
there you go again, upsetting the children¿vuelta a las andadas, molestando a los niños?, ¿ya estamos otra vez molestando a los niños?
it wasn't what I wanted, but there you gono era lo que buscaba, pero ¿qué le vamos a hacer?
I'm not going, so there!pues no voy, y fastídiate
B. PRON there is; there arehay
there will behabrá
there were ten bottleshabía or (esp LAm) habían diez botellas
how many are there?¿cuántos hay?
there will be eight people for dinner tonightseremos ocho para cenar esta noche
there was laughter at thisen esto hubo risas
there was singing and dancingse cantó y se bailó
there has been an accidentha habido un accidente
are there any bananas?¿hay plátanos?
is there any coffee?¿hay café?
there is no wine leftno queda vino
there might be time/roompuede que haya tiempo/sitio
there is a pound missingfalta una libra
C. [ðɛəʳ] EXCL there, drink thisbebe esto
there, there (comforting) → no te preocupes, no pasa nada
but there, what's the use?pero ¡vamos!, es inútil
 Unlike there is/are , hay, hubo, había, ha habido do not change to reflect number:
There were two kidnappings and a murder Hubo dos secuestros y un asesinato Will there be many students at the party? ¿Habrá muchos estudiantes en la fiesta?
 To translate there must be, there may be, , you can use tiene que haber, debe (de) haber, puede haber, although other constructions will also be possible:
There may be a strike Puede haber or Puede que haya huelga There must be all sorts of things we could do Tiene que haber muchas cosas que podamos hacer
 If there is/there are is followed by the, you should normally not use hay . Use estar instead:
And then there are the neighbours to consider Están también los vecinos, a los que hay que tener en cuenta There is also the question of the money transfer Está también la cuestión de la transferencia del dinero
 Hay should only be used to talk about existence and occurrence. Don't use it to talk about location. Use estar instead to say where things are:
After the shop there's the bus station Después de la tienda está la estación de autobuses
 Don't use hay to translate phrases like there are four of us, there will be six of them. Instead, use ser in the relevant person:
There are four of us Somos cuatro There will be six of them Serán seis
 Remember to use que in the construction hay algo que hacer (there is sth to do):
There is a lot to do Hay mucho que hacer What is there to do? ¿Qué hay que hacer?
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[ˈðɛər](STRONG) [ðər]
(as impersonal subject) there is ... → il y a ...
There's a factory near my house → Il y a une usine près de chez moi.
there are ... → il y a ...
There are five people in my family → Il y a cinq personnes dans ma famille.
there are three of them → il y en a trois
there has been ... → il y a eu ...
There has been an accident → Il y a eu un accident.
(referring to place, position)là, y before verb
Put it there, on the table → Mets-le là, sur la table.
I want that book there → je veux ce livre-là.
He went there on Friday → Il y est allé vendredi.
Paris? I've never been there → Paris? Je n'y suis jamais allé.
it's there → c'est là
in there → là-dedans
on there → là-dessus
over there → là-bas
up there → là-haut
down there → là-bas
to go there and back → faire l'aller-retour
(= in existence, available) →
The group of buildings is still there today → L'ensemble d'immeubles est encore là aujourd'hui.
The book is there for people to read
BUT Le livre est à la disposition des lecteurs.
(to draw attention) there he is! → le voilà!
there they are! → les voilà!
hey, you there! → hé! Vous là-bas!
(= at that point, on that point) (in story, discussion, activity, process)
We'd better leave it there → On ferait mieux d'en rester là.
I agree with you there
BUT Je suis d'accord avec vous là-dessus.
to be there for sb (= be supportive)
He's always been there for me → Il a toujours été là quand j'avais besoin de lui.
there again adv (= after all) → après tout
(triumphantly)tiens!, voilà!
There! What did I tell you? → Tiens! Qu'est-ce que je t'avais dit?
so there! → voilà!
(soothingly) there, there! → allons, allons!
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dort, da; (with movement) → dorthin, dahin; look, there’s Joe/there’s Joe comingguck mal, da ist/kommt Joe; it’s under/over/in therees liegt dort or da drunter/drüben/drin; put it under/over/in/on therestellen Sie es dort or da drunter/rüber or hinüber/rein or hinein/drauf or hinauf; let’s stop therehören wir doch da auf; (travelling) → halten wir doch da or dort an; there and backhin und zurück; so there we wereda waren wir nun also; is Gordon there please? (on telephone) → ist Gordon da?; to be there for somebody (inf: = supportive) → für jdn da sein
(fig: = on this point) → da; there you are wrongda irren Sie sich; you’ve got me thereda bin ich überfragt; I’ve got you thereda or jetzt habe ich Sie
(in phrases) there is/arees or da ist/sind; (= there exists/exist also)es gibt; there were three of uswir waren zu dritt; there is a mouse in the roomes ist eine Maus im Zimmer; there was once a castle herehier war or stand einmal eine Burg; there is a chair in the cornerin der Ecke steht ein Stuhl; there is dancing afterwardsdanach ist Tanz, danach wird getanzt; is there any beer?ist Bier da?; there’s a book I want to readda ist ein Buch, das ich lesen möchte; afterwards there was coffeeanschließend gab es Kaffee; is there any wine left? — well, there wasist noch Wein da? — gerade war noch welcher da; there isn’t any food/time/point, is there? — yes there ises gibt wohl nichts zu essen/dazu haben wir wohl keine Zeit/das hat wohl keinen Sinn, oder? — doch!; there seems to be no-one at homees scheint keiner zu Hause zu sein; there appears to be a flaw in your argumentda scheint ein Fehler in Ihrer Beweisführung zu sein; how many mistakes were there?wie viele Fehler waren es?; there is a page missinges or da fehlt eine Seite; there comes a time when …es kommt eine Zeit, wo …; there being no alternative solutionda es keine andere Lösung gibt; there will be an opportunity for shoppinges wird Gelegenheit zum Einkaufen geben; God said: let there be light, and there was lightund Gott sprach: es werde Licht! und es ward Licht; hi there!hallo!; there you go again (inf)jetzt gehts schon wieder los; now there’s a real womandas ist eine richtige Frau; there’s gratitude for you! (iro)da haben Sie Ihren Dank!; now there’s a good idea!(das ist) eine gute Idee!; so there!ätsch!; there you are (giving sb sth) → hier(, bitte)!; (on finding sb) → da sind Sie ja!; there you or we are, you see, I knew he’d say thatna, sehen Sie, ich habe es ja gewusst, dass er das sagen würde; wait, I’ll help you … there you are!warten Sie, ich helfe Ihnen, … so(, das wärs)!; you press the switch and there you are!Sie brauchen nur den Schalter zu drücken, das ist alles; I can’t dance, but there again, I never couldich kann nicht tanzen, aber das habe ich eigentlich noch nie gekonnt
interj there! there!na, na!; stop crying now, there’s a good boyhör auf zu weinen, na komm; drop it, there’s a good doglass das fallen, komm, sei brav; now there’s a good boy, don’t tease your sisterkomm, sei ein braver Junge und ärgere deine Schwester nicht; hey, you there! (inf)he, Sie da!; hurry up there (inf)Beeilung!, Tempo, Tempo! (inf); make way therePlatz da!, machen Sie mal Platz!; there, take this to your motherda, bring das deiner Mutter; but there, what’s the good of talking about it?was solls, es hat doch keinen Zweck, darüber zu reden; there! I knew it would break!da! ich habs ja gewusst, dass es kaputtgehen würde!
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(ðeə) , (ðə) adverb
1. (at, in, or to) that place. He lives there; Don't go there.
2. used to introduce sentences in which a state, fact etc is being announced. There has been an accident at the factory; There seems to be something wrong; I don't want there to be any mistakes in this.
3. at that time; at that point in a speech, argument etc. There I cannot agree with you; Don't stop there – tell me what happened next!
4. (with the subject of the sentence following the verb except when it is a pronoun) used at the beginning of a sentence, usually with be or go, to draw attention to, or point out, someone or something. There she goes now! There it is!
5. (placed immediately after noun) used for emphasis or to point out someone or something. That book there is the one you need.
1. used to calm or comfort. There, now. Things aren't as bad as they seem.
2. used when a person has been shown to be correct, when something bad happens, or when something has been completed. There! I told you he would do it!; There! That's that job done; There! I said you would hurt yourself!
ˌthereaˈbout(s) adverb
approximately in that place, of that number, at that time etc. a hundred or thereabouts; at three o'clock or thereabouts.
therefore (ˈðeəfoː) adverb
for that reason. He worked hard, and therefore he was able to save money.
there's (ðeəz) short for there is
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هُنَاكَ tam der da εκεί ahí, allí, haber -llä, -ssä, -lla, -ssa, siellä il y a, là-bas tamo ci, そこに 거기에 daar der, det nie tłumaczy się na język polski w połączeniu z czasownikiem, tam ali, estar, haver/existir вот, там där, det ที่นั่น, ที่นั่น ตรงนั้น orada, ở đó 在那里, 那里
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