The word means to wake up, pay attention, or be more alert! There are lots of different ways to use it do let's get to it and see some examples.
- El café me espabila por las mañanas.
Coffee wakes me up in the mornings
It can also mean to be more alert:
- Espabila o te quedarás sin sitio en la mesa.
Watch out or you'll have nowhere to sit at the table.
- Tuve que tomarme una bebida energética para poder espabilar y estudiar.
I had to take an energy drink to be able to wake up and study
It also means to get a move on:
- ¡Espabila, que llegamos tarde!
Hurry up, we are going to be late
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.