Spanish word of the day: ‘Achuchar’

Spanish word of the day: 'Achuchar'
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This adorable verb means to hug someone very affectionately even to the point of squeezing.

'Achuchar' also means to hurry up and is often used when referring to the interaction between a mother and her child. Let's see some examples:


  • El nieto achuchó a su abuelo nada más verlo.

               The grandson hugged his grandfather as soon as he saw him.


When you are in a rush or want somebody to hurry up:


  • La profesora achuchó a los alumnos para que salieran rápido.

The teacher rushed the pupils to leave quickly.


In a more affectionate way between a couple:


  • Los enamorados se achuchan todo el tiempo.

               Lovers cuddle all the time.





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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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