Spanish Word of the Day
Monday April 20, 2015

recién, adverb:
just, recently; newly

How people use words differs between Spain and Latin America, just as American and US English are different. In Latin America, you can use recién with a finite verb.

Recién se fueron.
They’ve just left.

Recién llegó.
He has only just arrived OR He arrived only recently.

In Spain, you only use recién with past participles — a use which is also valid in Latin America.

los recién casados
the newlyweds

recién hecho
newly made

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