Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Thursday October 3, 2013

simpatizar, verb:
to get on well, to hit it off; to be sympathetic to, to sympathize with

You’ll know the word simpático means that someone is nice. A related word is simpatizar, which you use when people get on well.

El ministro no simpatiza con su principal asesor.
The minister doesn’t get on well with his chief advisor.

Simpatizamos desde el principio.
We hit if off or We liked each other from the outset.

Simpatizar con is the phrase to use if you have some sympathy for someone’s ideas or beliefs:

los indígenas que simpatizan con los rebeldes
indigenous people who sympathize with the rebels

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