Spanish Word of the Day: 'Ganga'

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 11 Apr, 2019 Updated Thu 11 Apr 2019 09:37 CEST
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Ganga is a great word to impress your friends with, and means a 'steal, bargain or a good deal'.


Spanish people love a bargain and have a number of words that mean the same. Let's see it used in a sentence:


  • A mí me parece una ganga.

      It sounds like a bargain to me.


  • ¡Qué ganga!

      What a steal!


Ganga is actually a geological material (gangue/matrix in English) and so we get some nice (if antiquated) phrases from it:


  • Separar la ganga de la mena.

      Separate the wheat from the chaff.


  • Sin ganga ni desperdicio.

      Without further ado.




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 2019/04/11 09:37

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