Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Derrumbar’

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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Derrumbar'
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It means to demolish or to break down. For example, you can use derrumbar to explain someone’s emotional state: when someone is devastated or destroyed as a result of something.

  • La muerte de mi hermana me derrumbó.

       I was devastated when my sister passed away.

It can also be used to talk about physically crumbling, collapsing or to demolish.

  • Mañana van a derrumbar ese edificio.

       That building will be demolished tomorrow.

  • Si no arreglan el techo, podría derrumbarse.

      If the ceiling isn't repaired, it could fall in.



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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.

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