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!