Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday January 27, 2012
destination; posting; destiny
If you’re travelling in Spanish-speaking countries destino is a useful word. You’ll hear it a lot at airports:
El vuelo B777 con destino a Bogotá
flight B777 for Bogotá
Se ruega a los señores pasajeros con destino a Santiago permanezcan sentados.
Passengers for Santiago are kindly requested to remain seated.
In other travel contexts it translates as destination:
Se trasladaba a su destino en helicóptero.
He was travelling to his destination by helicopter.
In companies and organizations where you might work in a different country, destino is used to mean posting:
Quería un destino en Argentina.
He wanted to be posted to Argentina.
Its original meaning is destiny or fate:
No quiso compartir mi destino.
He didn’t want to share my fate.
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