Spanish Phrase: Modismos

Spanish Phrase: Modismos

Pronunciation: Moh-dees-moh

Translation: Adverbial idioms

Function: adverb phrases

There are some Spanish expressions that come from “who knows where” and follow no syntax rule, but they appear often. Here are the most popular ones: ‘a fuerza’, ‘por poco’,'en serio’,'de golpe’, ‘de veras’,'de milagro’,'poco a poco’, ‘de memoria’ and ´tarde o temprano’

They mean “forcefully, almost, seriously, suddenly, really, miraculously, little by little, by heart, sooner or later”. They all add-up “flavor” to the language and there is no other choice but to memorize and try to use them often.

Example:

A lo mejor

Translation:


Maybe

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