Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Monday May 28, 2012
to throw; to throw out; to fire
The core idea behind the very common word echar is that of throwing an object somewhere:
Échame las llaves.
Throw me the keys over.
Échalo a la basura.
Throw it away.
You can also use it to refer to throwing people physically out of somewhere:
Su padre lo echó de la casa.
His father threw him out of the house.
From this meaning comes the more metaphorical meaning of firing someone from a job.
Lo han echado del trabajo.
They’ve fired him.
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