Spanish Word of the Day: 'Remedio'

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The Local - [email protected] • 4 Apr, 2019 Updated Thu 4 Apr 2019 11:32 CEST
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Today's word of the day is "remedio" and means solution or remedy.


It's quite commonly used in Spanish so let's take a look at some example sentences.

  • El ayuntamiento intentó poner remedio al problema de contaminación en la ciudad.

        The council tried to find a solution to the pollution problem in the city.


  • Se ha tratado de poner remedio al problema de desempleo con medidas que fomentan la creación de nuevas empresas.

        They've tried to solve the unemployment issue by promoting the creation of new businesses 


A homemade remedy or cure when talking about medicine and sickness:

  • Mi abuela tiene un remedio casero para la tos.

          My grandmother has a homemade remedy for the cough.


  • En ocasiones es difícil tomar una decisión ya que a veces el remedio puede ser peor que la enfermedad.

        Sometimes it's difficult to make a decision as the cure could be worse than the disease.


It also means to have no choice but to do something


  • La reparación del coche fue bastante cara pero no tuvimos otro remedio.

              Fixing the car was quite expensive but we had no other choice.




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 2019/04/04 11:32

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