Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Thursday August 15, 2013

dar, verb:
to consider

Here’s a relatively common meaning of dar that may be new to you. If you use dar in the structure dar + noun + por ... followed by an adjective such as terminado, it means you consider that thing finished, and so forth. Here are some examples:

Lo podemos dar por terminado
We can consider it finished

Lo dieron por perdido hace tiempo
They gave it up as lost a while ago

Quieren dar el asunto por zanjado
They want to consider the question settled

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