Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday August 18, 2013

igual, adverb:
maybe; anyway

Igual as an adverb has some interesting uses. If you really don’t mind about something, you use the phrase me da igual or me es igual

Me da or Me es igual hoy o mañana
Today or tomorrow, I don’t mind

Colloquially it can have the meaning maybe:

Igual no lo saben
Maybe they don’t know

And in South America, especially in countries in the south such as Argentina and Chile, it can mean anyway:

Igual voy, quieras o no
I’m going whether you want me to or not


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