"Outside or inside?"
Translation:¿Fuera o dentro?
Can afuera be used here? I put "¿afuera o dentro?" and it considered it a typo and corrected it to "a fuera o dentro". Amusingly, even if I am correct, I can't report it with the UI because there's no option for that with "You missed a space."
Edit: Also, if I'm wrong and afuera doesn't work here, it should reject that answer so people can learn.
Helpful discussion about the distinction here: http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/194628/what-is-the-difference-between-afuerafuera-and-adentrodentro
As anomalousjack points out there is a difference in usage between Spain and Latin America though it may be the reverse of what they shared. In Spain the distinction is based on movement, as DaveHarris points out: dentro = inside (static), adentro = "to /towards" the inside (motion); fuera = outside (static), afuera = "to/towards" the outside (motion). And in Latin America no distinction is made it seems. More on the distinction made between LA and Spain here: http://lema.rae.es/dpd/srv/search?key=afuera
I put 'afuera o adentro' and it corrected it as 'a_fuera o a_dentro'. However, that makes little sense to me as it would indicate movement. The thing is that these are adverbs, and they have regional differences:
¿Quieres sentarte adentro o afuera? (LA)
¿Quieres sentarte dentro o fuera? (Spain)
As adverbs, they don't need the addition of 'a' (de or por maybe, but not a) so I'm not sure that 'a_fuera/a_dentro' would be used anywhere!
To Camilla: That's what I put and it was marked correct, with an alternative as "fuera o dentro" Today 11/07/2019
What is the difference between using exterior and fuera? They both mean outside.
I believe 'exterior' is the outside surface of objects like the walls of a building.