Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday July 12, 2013

ahora, adverb:

Of course, you all know ahora in its basic meaning of now.

ahora o nunca
now or never

¡Ahora me lo dices!
Now you tell me!

But it’s also used in some phrases which it’s worth getting familiar with. If you want to say right now, the phrase to use is ahora mismo.

Ahora mismo no recuerdo.
I can’t remember right now.

In restaurants, if you ask the waiter for something, he may well say:

Ahora mismo se lo traigo, caballero.
Right away, Sir.

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