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Spanish word of the day: 'Complicidad'

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Spanish word of the day: 'Complicidad'
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09:00 CEST+02:00
This word means harmony between two or more people who understand each other.

The act almost implies guessing other 's thoughts. Complicidad means mutual understanding or involvement.

Let's take a look at some examples:

Complicidad as mutual understanding :

  • Había mucha complicidad entre las dos amigas.

          There was a lot of complicity between the two friends.

Complicidad in a crime as collusion or involvement:

  • El espía fue acusado de complicidad en un atentado contra el gobierno.

         The spy was accused being complicit in an attempt against the government.

Una mirada de complicidad is a look of complicity:

  • Ella se volvió hacia nosotras con mirada de complicidad y de respeto.

        She looked at us with an air of complicity and respect.

The following song from a Spanish group called Pereza, includes the lyrics:  'Pero las ganas y  la complicidad Ardieron en el infierno'.

Pronunciation:

kohm-plee-thee-dahd

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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