Spanish word of the week: historia

historia NOUN history; story

In English the meanings of history and story often overlap. In fact they come from the same Latin word, historia (which, in turn, comes from the Greek ἱστορία). Spanish historia has kept the two meanings together under the umbrella of the Latin word from which it was derived.

Me encanta estudiar historia. I love studying history.

un atleta que ha hecho historia en el mundo del deporte an athlete who has made sporting history

Es una historia de amor que sucede en una cárcel. It’s a love story which takes place in prison.

Es una larga historia. It’s a long story.

You know how some people always come up with the same tired old reason for not doing something? You can describe them in Spanish too!

Era Alex, con la misma historia de siempre. It was Alex, with the same old story.

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