Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday November 20, 2012

camino, noun:
way, route

El camino refers in its literal sense to different kinds of surface for walking or driving on, such as tracks, paths and roads.

un camino rural
a country road

Related to this basic meaning is the meaning of way or route.

Volvimos por el camino más corto.
We took the shortest route back.

If you want to talk about doing something while on the way to somewhere else, the phrase de camino a is useful:

Lo puedo recoger de camino al trabajo.
I can pick it up on my way to work.

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