adverb

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    al lado
    who lives next door? ¿quién vive al lado / en la casa de al lado?
    • the people next door los vecinos (de al lado)
    • the boy/girl next door el chico/la chica de al lado
    • Sure, it had only been a move next door, but it was still momentous for me, and for Ian.
    • She said a house was being built next door on a site where a medieval building had once stood.
    • Then a man who lives across the road came flying into the shop, saying there had been a raid next door.
    • When we had been kids I lived in the house next door and my bedroom had been directly across from hers.
    • He discovered two men had forced the bedroom window open and they shouted that there was a fire next door.
    • The meeting house will be similar in size to The Fox public house next door and will have parking for 28 cars.
    • Then fumed for a while, presuming that it was coming from the unruly mob from the house next door.
    • Of course, there's even less rush when there's a pub next door and you've been offered a lift home.
    • As I headed back to get another box, I noticed a guy looking at us through a window next door.
    • I recently claimed for damage done to the party wall of my terraced house as a result of a faulty roof next door.
    • I heard a loud snore coming from the room next door and remembered that I was in Gabby's house.
    • Mr Marais said Vukwana then went to a bar next door, killed a man and wounded the owner.
    • You'll dine like a king and probably want to build a house next door just so you can pop in every day for lunch.
    • I was watching a seagull on the roof just now - I was on the roof of one house, it was on the roof of the house next door.
    • It is very handy having a pub next door, but I felt a pang of guilt as I popped in to the real Village Pub for a pint.
    • The defendant was under a bed next door and was noticed to be bleeding from his hands.
    • He's also checking out a space next door, soon to be another new venue he'll have a hand in.
    • Have you got a dump next door or is your road used just like a litter bin?
    • He took up so much room we moved him to the house next door, which was empty.
    • As the business took off, it hired staff and moved the office to Farnham, where it has opened a spa next door.

phrase

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    (in next building)
    al lado
    he lives next door to us/the shop vive al lado de (nuestra) casa/de la tienda
    • this is next door to impossible esto raya en lo imposible

adjective

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    de al lado
    our next-door neighbors nuestros vecinos de al lado
    • Don't dogs realise that the next-door neighbours provide their lawns for this purpose?
    • Most Australians don't know their next-door neighbours or care what becomes of them.
    • So when collared by the next-door neighbour and invited in for a cup of tea, I blithely said yes.
    • Distant relatives are not better than next-door neighbours is an old Chinese saying.
    • But I'd sometimes go to the next-door neighbours who had a cow called Buttercup.
    • Speak to the girl who works in the florists; speak to your next-door neighbour who works for an insurance company.
    • I live in East Oakland and my next-door neighbor had a lot of fireworks so he joined us too.
    • A man accused of strangling his next-door neighbour to death has been found not guilty at the Old Bailey.
    • When forced to reflect a bit more, he had to admit that he didn't much like his next-door neighbour.
    • Once it was only stars who could have surgery, now it's your next-door neighbour, and why not if it gives you confidence?
    • A next-door neighbour, who asked not to be named, said the woman had lived at the house in the cul-de-sac for about a year.
    • He might be of danger to a next-door neighbour, but he didn't even show much sign of that.
    • A mother and her two young sons were pulled from their blazing home by a courageous next-door neighbour.
    • A next-door neighbour heard the horror unfolding but by the time police arrived it was too late.
    • My daughter Rebecca was the only eye witness to the murder of her grandmother by a next-door neighbour in 1995.
    • A next-door neighbour said she was woken up by the sound of breaking glass and the smell of smoke.
    • Mr. Thorn only looked like her next-door neighbour, and Leanna still could not believe he was a scientist.
    • A burglar who twice crept through a roof space to raid his next-door neighbour's house has been jailed for 15 months.
    • I also reported on a shooting of a man who was my next-door neighbour, a man who was killed in a random shooting in a pub.
    • When she was nearly 80, my dear old mum would skip down the garden, jump on to a bench and hop over the wall to check on her next-door neighbour.