Spanish Word of the Day: 'Alucinante'

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The Local - [email protected] • 8 Nov, 2018 Updated Thu 8 Nov 2018 09:55 CEST
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Need a mind-blowing word to describe something unforgettable?


This stunning word is great to describe something amazing and unforgettable.

  • Esta película es alucinante.

       This movie is amazing.


  • Es alucinante que él sea culpable.

       It's mind-bogging that he's guilty.


Alucinar as a verb can be used to describe being shocked/stunned, amazed, tricked/conned, and in some more colloquial terms, to be out of your mind.

  • Alucino contigo a veces.

        I am stunned by you sometimes.

  • ¡Tu alucinas si crees que te dejaré irte!

       You're out of your mind if you think I'm going to let you go!


Alucinante also means hallucinatory when referring to drugs:

  • No deberías usar drogas alucinantes.

        You shouldn’t use hallucinatory drugs.



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 families.


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The Local 2018/11/08 09:55

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