Spanish word of the week: compromiso

el compromiso NOUN engagement, arrangement

Compromiso is another word which isn’t quite what it seems. In one of its uses it means engagement or arrangement rather than ‘compromise’.

La ministra tuvo que cancelar todos sus compromisos. The minister had to cancel all her engagements.
Mañana no puedo ir, tengo un compromiso. I can’t go tomorrow, I’ve got something on.
¿Tiene algún compromiso para esta noche? Have you got anything arranged for tonight?

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