Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday February 24, 2013
to lose; to miss
Perder, to lose is a basic word which it’s useful to know. It covers the meaning of physically losing something.
He perdido el monedero.
I’ve lost my change purse.
And also losing in a more abstract way:
Está intentando perder peso.
He’s trying to lose weight.
Perdimos dos a cero.
We lost two nil.
If you miss a train, bus, plane, and so forth, perder is also the word you use.
Si pierdo este vuelo, tendré que quedarme un día más.
If I miss this flight I’ll have to stay another day.
Notice how the -e of the stem changes to -ie in the previous example.
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