Spanish word of the week: discutir

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

Discutir is a verb that means to argue or to discuss.

You can listen to the pronunciation of discutir in the audio clip below:

Discutir is a word that could trip you up. If a Spanish-speaking friend says that two people están discutiendo and you think it means ‘discussing’, you might be surprised at how loud they’re talking! In fact, it often means to argue or to have an argument:

No discutamos por cosas de poca importancia. Let’s not argue about unimportant things.

Poco después de discutir con su padre, se marchó. Soon after having an argument with his father, he left.

It can also mean to discuss in other contexts:
 
Los ministros se reunieron para discutir el tratado. The ministers met to discuss the treaty.
 

We hope to see you again the week for another word!

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