This week’s Spanish word of the week is parar.
parar VERB to stop
Parar is a very common way of saying to stop in different contexts:
A la subida tuvieron que parar varias veces. They had to stop several times on the way up.
El tren no para aquí. The train doesn’t stop here.
A medio camino paramos para comer. Halfway there, we stopped to eat.
El policía nos indicó que parásemos. The police officer gestured or indicated to us to stop.
Parar + de + infinitive means to stop doing something:
Por fin paró de llover. It finally stopped raining.
Cuando le gusta un tema se emociona y no para de hablar. When he’s interested in a subject he gets carried away and doesn’t stop talking.
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