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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Reliquia'

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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Reliquia'
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A relic or heirloom, or out of date and old, 'reliquia' can be used in Spanish in the same way the English word can.

Let's check out some examples:            

  • Era una reliquia de una época diferente.

        It was a relic from a different era.

 

  • Mi madre me dejó una reliquia familiar cuando se murió.

      My mum left me a family heirloom when she died.

 

It can be used in a negative way to talk about something or someone being really old or outdated.

 

  • Tu radio es una reliquia!

        Your radio is so old!

 

  • Tienes que deshacerte de tu coche, es una verdadera reliquia.

        You have to get rid of your car. It's an old relic!

Pronunciation:

reh-lee-kee-yah

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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