In this week’s theory podcast we take a close look at the verb “llegar”.
“Llegar” is a common Spanish verb and generally gets used correctly by native English students but there are more ways to use this verb than what you may expect.
In today’s podcast I have broken out the use of “llegar” into two categories: literal and figurative use of the idea.
What do I mean? Well, “llegar” means to arrive, you can, therefore, use it when literally arriving at a destination or at a given time. But, you can also use “llegar” when arriving at a conclusion, an agreement, a deal or to become something.
Check out today’s podcast for all of the examples for the use of “llegar” and leave a comment below if you have any questions or you know some other uses of “llegar” and want to add to the conversation.
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Examples from the episode:
The train arrived at the station – El tren llegó a la estación.
I will arrive in Madrid on Tuesday – Llegaré a Madrid el martes.
To be early – Llegar pronto.
To be on time – Llegar a tiempo.
To be late – Llegar tarde.
I’m sorry for being late – Lo siento por llegar tarde.
The time has arrived to tell me the truth – Llegó la hora de decirme la verdad.
Come to think / Conclude – Llegar a pensar.
You might think that it is worth studying another language – Se podría llegar a pensar que vale la pena estudiar otro idioma.
To become (slowly or over a long difficult path) – Llegar a ser.
The pain becomes unbearable – El dolor llega a ser insoportable.
To close a deal – Llegar a cerrar un trato.
After a while, they came to close a deal – Después de mucho tiempo, llegaron a cerrar un trato.
To compromise, reach an agreement – Llegar a un acuerdo.
The most important thing in a relationship is being able to compromise – Lo más importante en una relación es la capacidad de llegar a un acuerdo
How else can you use “llegar” in a Spanish sentence?