La Palabra Del Dia: "llegar"

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llegar ( jeh-gahr' )

verb ( to arrive )

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Examples:

1. Llegamos tarde a la boda de nuestra amiga porque nos encontramos con tráfico a causa de un accidente.

We arrived late to our friend's wedding because we were caught in traffic caused by an accident.

2. El vuelo de mi abuelo llega a las 10 de la mañana.

My grandfather's flight gets in at 10 o'clock in the morning.

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updated Nov 26, 2013
posted by rac1
Cherry blossom time in Japan . Thanks again ladies for a great post.
Taihen kirei [ 美しい] desu.
Cool!

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Para llegar al final de nuestras vidas con satisfacción necesitamos tener perseverancia y resistencia ante todas las pruebas que se nos presenten. enter image description here

We need to have perseverance and endurance before the many tests that we face in this life to get to the end of our lives with great fulfillment.

Please make any corrections.

updated Nov 26, 2013
posted by 00e46f15
Perfect English , You are amazing.
Very nice, amiga!
Here's a colorful word for "perseverance" - stick-to-it-ive-ness. Good quote, Susy!
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Creí que llegaría a tiempo, pero me equivoqué.

I thought he would arrive on time, but I was wrong.

updated Nov 25, 2013
posted by GraceM
Always late. :)
Perfecto!
Hola, Annie! Gracias, sylyon. :)
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Es maravilloso llegar a casa cuando tiene un perro.
It's wonderful to arrive home when you have a dog.
Es maravilloso llegar a casa

updated Nov 24, 2013
posted by jrschenk
Better than a partner, eh?
She's even better than the dog. ;)
"Es maravilloso (Se siente muy bonito) llegar a casa cuando tienes un perro." -- Yo tengo tres peces y siento la misma alegría cuando llego y los veo! :-)
A wifee does not jump up and down wag her tail and lick your face , well some don't anyway .
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Es magnífico cuando los estudiantes llegan a comprender algo nuevo.

It's great when the students arrive at new wisdom.

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updated Nov 24, 2013
edited by Noetol
posted by Noetol
Hi Noetol!
Hi Noetol. I've never heard "nueva sabiduría", maybe you can say it like this: Es magnífico cuando los estudiantes llegan a entender/comprender algo nuevo."
Thanks, Susy. :))
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¡Conduzca con seguridad de manera segura, llegue vivo.!

Este es un eslogan lema publicitario muy importante, para todos el mundo.

Drive safely, arrive alive.!

This is a very important advertising slogan , for everybody.

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updated Nov 24, 2013
edited by ray76
posted by ray76
Yes, very good advice!
Gracias amiga ¿que pasa ?
Misma canción y la danza de mi amigo..
Pero tú hace lo tan bien ,mi amor.Y te mira bien también.
"Conduzca de manera segura (Conduzca cuidadosamente), llegue vivo." Este es un lema publicitario muy importante para todos. -- Muy bien!!! :)
Thank y ou Susy, " lema" is new to me as " slogan " I should have realised that the two main words put together in Spanish would not work.
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Hay personas que quieren llegar a la fama por encima de todo lo demás.

There are people who want to achieve fame above all else.

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updated Nov 24, 2013
edited by ian-hill
posted by ian-hill
Yeah, many times it's not about just money.
Perfecto!
Is that the young Beckham?
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El tiempo primero que podría tener una conversación en total con mi esposa en español, me llegué como he llegando.

The first time I could have a complete conversation with my wife in Spanish, I felt like I had arrived. (Let me know if llegar doesn't work in this context)

updated Nov 24, 2013
posted by b19wh33l5
Buenos dias!
"La primera vez que pude tener una conversación normal con mi esposa en español, sentí como que ya la hice. " -- I had arrived - Ya la hice! Muy bien!
Looks like the idiom doesn't translate into Spanish, but nice effort!
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La fiesta no empieza hasta que llegues.

The party doesn't start until you arrive.

updated Nov 24, 2013
posted by mstivers
You have to share your Christmas pictures this year with us. :)
Perfecto!
I will definitely share my Christmas pictures.
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Hace muchos años cuando estudiaba español en la universidad, una profesora me enseñó este oración para cuando estornudé yo estornudara sin demás nadie más alrededor: "Válgame Dios hasta que llegue a donde hay gente."

(My teacher, being a good one, probably had the "a" in her sentence) Thanks, Susy, for the help on this! I learned a lot!

Many years ago when I was studying Spanish in college, a professor taught me this sentence for when I sneezed without others around: "God bless me until I get to where there are people."

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updated Nov 24, 2013
edited by Jubilado
posted by Jubilado
I wonder why people say that when someone sneezes?
I've since learned that it isn't said in Spanish as I then thought. As for your question, I used to hear that it was somehow associated with the plague in the middle ages - that when you got it you sneezed and hence the sentiment. I doubt that's right!
Well, that makes more sense...:)
Jubilado, sneezing was associated with the plague , the old nursery rhyme ,-"Atishoo atishoo we all fall down " was in reference to people sneezing then falling down dead after contracting the plague.
It starts with ,-"Ring a ring of roses a pocketful of posies , atishoo atishoo we all fall down, which was in reference to a red ring around the pustules one got with the plague , it may be a bit off my old memory is a bit dickie nowadays.
... enseñó ésta oración para cuando yo estornudara sin nadie más alrededor de mí: "Válgame D--- hasta que llegue a donde hay gente." -- Saludos, amigo!
@Ray, Thanks for the history lesson!
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En cuanto llegue, empezaremos nuestro viaje.

As soon as he arrives, we will start our trip.

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updated Nov 24, 2013
edited by jennysk
posted by jennysk
Estoy practicando el subjuntivo!
They look very happy!
Perfecto!
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Hemos llegado.

We have arrived.

updated Nov 24, 2013
posted by gringojrf
Short and sweet. :)
Bienvenidos, me alegra verles otra vez.
Perfecto!
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Habría llegado más pronto, pero no pude al Internet antes hoy.

I would have arrived sooner, but I couldn't get to the Internet before today.

updated Nov 25, 2013
posted by SaigeSmith
Hola, I think you going to need something after "pude" and before "al internet".
Got to have it. :)
Hubiera llegado antes, pero no tenía acceso al internet.
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What time did you arrive at home?

¿A qué hora llegó a casa?

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updated Nov 25, 2013
posted by katydew
I don't remember and I can't find my car. jeje
Muy bien, Katy! Si no es formal: "A qué hora llegaste a casa?"
Thanks Susy. Rac1, you have some great one-liners. ha.
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Working together we'll reach our aim.

Trabajando juntos se llega llegaremos a nuestro objetivo.

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updated Nov 25, 2013
edited by Castor77
posted by Castor77
Teamwork!
Trabajando juntos llegaremos a nuestro objetivo (or nuestra meta).
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La palabra llegar significa "to arrive"

Por ejemplo: Hemos llegado para la fiesta.

updated Nov 24, 2013
posted by tamiranleak
Hola, welcome. Please add the English sentences. :)
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