recién
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in the near past)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. just
Recién salí de la ducha.I just came out of the shower.
b. recently
Tus amigos estuvieron recién aquí.Your friends were recently here.
c. only just
Recién salí del trabajo. Voy a llegar a casa pronto.I've only just got off work. I'll be home soon.
d. only
Recién el lunes nos enterarnos de los resultados del examen.We only found out the results of the exam on Monday.
2. (in the near past)
a. newly (before past participle)
La pareja de recién casados se fue de luna de miel a India.The newly married couple went on their honeymoon to India.
b. recently (before past participle)
Los inmigrantes recién llegados tuvieron dificultades para encontrar trabajo.The recently arrived immigrants had a hard time to find a job.
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recién
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. recently, newly
los recién casadosthe newlyweds
los recién llegadosthe newcomers
el recién nacidothe newborn baby
recién hecho/pintadofreshly made/painted
2. (hace poco)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. (only) just
recién me llamaronthey (only) just called me
3. (sólo)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. only
recién el martes lo sabremoswe'll only know it on Tuesday, we won't know it until Tuesday
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recién
adverb
1 (antepuesto a participio) newly
recién casado newly married; los recién casados the newlyweds; recién hecho newly-made; recién llegado newly arrived; los recién llegados (a un lugar) the newcomers; (a una reunión) the latecomers; el recién nacido the newborn; un recién nacido a newborn child
2 (Latinoamérica) (apenas) just; recently
recién llegó he has only just arrived; he arrived only recently; recién se acordó he has just remembered it; recién me lo acaban de decir they've only just told me; recién ahora right now; this very moment; recién aquí right here; just here
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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