One might argue that expensive isn’t a word worth learning on a day like Black Friday but then, weren’t you just planning on surviving the day? I mean there’s life after Black Friday for most of us, right? And it literally pays to know how to say something is too expensive. Particularly while dickering with a vendor hell bent on making a killing off your wallet. So our word of interest here is caro. That’s expensive in Spanish. In order to remember caro, just think of a ridiculously expensive car you’ve been dreaming of buying ever since the Big Bang but couldn’t. The rhyme between car and caro is not an easy one to miss. By the way, expensive is also dear in English and it’s no mere coincidence that the word for dear in Spanish is cariño, which is derived from – you guessed it – caro.
Black Friday or not, shopping is a compromise. Not just figuratively, but literally. Let's see how. The single most important verb in the context of shopping is, well, shopping. This one translates into comprar. Comprar is to shop and compras is the corresponding noun, shopping in English. How do you ensure the word doesn’t fall off your head?
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