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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Anteayer'

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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Anteayer'
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09:05 CEST+02:00
One of the first words you probably learnt is the Spanish word for tomorrow. But do you know the word for the day before yesterday?

Meaning:

Anteayer means “the day before yesterday". Made up of ante, meaning before or in front of, and ayer, meaning yesterday, this is a modern word.

In some parts of Latin America and rural Spain, antier is used - which means exacty the same thing and is included in the RAE.

Examples:

  • Llegué a Madrid anteayer.

        I arrived to Madrid two days ago.

 

  • ¿Dónde estuviste anteayer?

        Where were you the day before yesterday?

 

  • Anteayer mis padres fueron a visitar a mi tía.

        Two days ago my parents went to visit my aunt.

 

Pronunciation:

ahn-teh-eye-yair

 

Check out our other word of the day posts

This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and familiesRead their blog for more Spanish!

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