Spanish word of the week: afortunado

afortunado ADJECTIVE fortunate, lucky

Afortunado is a key word for lucky:

He sido muy afortunado pudiendo hacer algo que me gusta y que creo que hago bien. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to do something that I like and that I think I do well.

¿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.

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