Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Thursday February 14, 2013

oculto, adjective:
hidden

We’ve already come across the verb ocultar referring to hiding or concealing things.

Nos han ocultado la verdad.
They’ve concealed the truth from us.

Oculto, the related adjective, describes things which are hidden or concealed. For instance, a news headline reads:

Decomisan 300 kg de cocaína ocultos en cocos rumbo a España.
300 kg of cocaine are seized, hidden in coconuts destined for Spain.

Oculto is often used with archivo, a data file on a computer:

El sistema operativo no te deja ver los archivos ocultos.
The operating system won’t let you see hidden files.


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