Spanish Word of the Day: 'Crecer'

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 26 Apr, 2019 Updated Fri 26 Apr 2019 08:43 CEST
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This word means to grow and is a super common word and one that is important for your Spanish vocabulary list.



Here are some examples of how to use it:

  • Las escuelas privadas no han dejado de crecer en la última década.

               Private schools haven’t stopped growing in the last decade.


  • Pablo no hace más que crecer como persona. ¡Es súper maduro!

               Pablo doesn’t stop growing as a person. He’s so mature!


  • Mi hermano se está dejando crecer el pelo.

               My brother is letting his hair grow.


  • El perro de mi vecino ha crecido mucho. ¡Está enorme!

           My neighbour's dog has grown a lot. It’s enormous!



This is a phrase that is used to talk about something growing quickly:

  • Su empresa no hace más que crecer como la espuma. ¡Ya están en 5 países!

               His business doesn’t stop growing. They are in 5 countries already!


Pronunciation: Cre-cer

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.




The Local 2019/04/26 08:43

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