Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday July 21, 2013

introducir, verb:
to bring in, to introduce; to insert

One of the meanings of introducir is to introduce. But be careful: it’s not in the sense of ‘introducing’ people, for which the verb is presentar.

Esperan introducir un nuevo sistema de trabajo.
They’re hoping to introduce OR bring in new working methods.

Introducir la nueva ley causó muchos problemas.
Introducing the new law caused a lot of problems.

Another basic meaning is one that you might see in instructions for using or assembling appliances: to insert.

Introduzca una moneda de diez pesos.
Insert a ten-peso coin.

Remember that introducir, like any verb ending in ‘-ducir’, needs a letter ‘z’ before the ‘c’ in some cases.

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