Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday March 6, 2013
just, recently; newly
How people use words differs between Spain and Latin America, just as American and US English are different. In Latin America, you can use recién with a finite verb.
Recién se fueron.
They’ve just left.
He has only just arrived OR He arrived only recently.
In Spain, you only use recién with past participles — a use which is also valid in Latin America.
los recién casados
Be careful of your clothes if you see this sign!
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