Spanish word of the week: afortunado

This week’s Spanish word of the week is afortunado.

Afortunado is an adjective that means fortunate or lucky.

To hear how afortunado is pronounced, you can click the icon below: 

Afortunado is a key word for lucky:

He sido muy afortunada pudiendo hacer algo que me gusta. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to do something that I like.

los menos afortunados que nosotros those less fortunate than ourselves 

Me considero afortunado. I count myself lucky.

¿Quién es la afortunada? Who is the lucky woman?

You can create the opposite of afortunado using poco:

El proyecto contenía términos poco afortunados. The report contained unfortunate terms.

Deriving from afortunado is the very commonly used afortunadamente, fortunately, or luckily:

Afortunadamente, nadie resultó herido. Happily, no one was hurt.

Come back next week to read about our next Spanish word of the week!

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