Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Thursday December 3, 2009
to leave; to get out
Salir is a very useful word to know when you’re travelling. For instance, at the airport you might hear:
El vuelo con destino a Caracas sale de la puerta ocho.
The flight for Caracas is leaving from Gate 8.
And if you want to check if your flight’s on time, you need to look under the heading SALIDAS, DEPARTURES, which comes from the verb salir.
You can apply salir to other forms of transport:
El tren para Cochabamba ya salió.
The train to Cochabamba has already left.
Another related meaning of salir is to get out.
Me quedé encerrado y no pude salir.
I got locked in and I couldn’t get out.
¡Sal de ahí!
Get out of there!
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