As you will discover while learning Spanish, many verbs can take on different meanings than what you initially learned, and are used idiomatically to create other various expressions. Dar generally means “to give”; however in combination with other words as you will see, a whole new useful vocabulary list emerges.
Today, we’ll start a two-part mini-series on common expressions with verbs in Spanish. Specifically, expressions with: Acabar, Dar, Dejar, Echar, Haber and Hacer.
Expressions with ACABAR
acabar de + infinitive – to have just
acabar por + infinitive – to end by, to finally
- Acabo de volver de la escuela. – I have just returned from school.
- Se enfermó gravemente y acabó por morir. – He became seriously ill and finally died.