Spanish Word of the Day: 'Enervar'

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The Local - [email protected] • 15 Mar, 2019 Updated Fri 15 Mar 2019 10:07 CEST
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Don't we all feel a bit like this come Friday?


Today's word of the day in Spanish isenervar. This word means to irritate/exasperate or to get cranky or exhausted.


  • Cualquier comentario acerca de su trabajo la enervaba.

        Any comments about her work irritated her.


(another great phrase that could be used here in Spanish is poner nervioso)


It can also mean to weaken or to tire - to sap the strength of someone.


  • En agosto muchos ancianos se enervan.

        In August a lot of the elderly feel very tired.


To get cranky or irritated:


  • La atención al cliente es nefasta en este hotel. Me enervan constantemente.

        Customer service in this hotel is really bad. It really irritates me.




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.

READ ALSO: 12 signs you've totally nailed the Spanish language



The Local 2019/03/15 10:07

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