Spanish word of the week: destino

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

Destino is a noun that means destination; posting; destiny and you can find out how to pronounce it here:

If you’re travelling in Spanish-speaking countries destino is a useful word. You’ll hear it a lot at airports:

el vuelo B777 con destino a Caracas flight B777 for Caracas

Se ruega a los señores pasajeros con destino a Roma permanezcan sentados. Passengers for Roma are kindly requested to remain seated.

In other travel contexts it translates as destination:

Se trasladaba a su destino en helicóptero. She was travelling to his destination by helicopter.

In companies and organizations where you might work in a different country, destino is used to mean posting:

Quería un destino en Chile. He wanted to be posted to Chile.

Its original meaning is destiny or fate:

¿Cree en el destino o en la casualidad? Do you believe in destiny or in chance?

No quiso compartir mi destino. He didn’t want to share my fate.

Come back next week for a new word, and expand your Spanish vocabulary!

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