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.
- 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.
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 families. Read their blog for more Spanish!