This week’s Spanish word of the week is regular.
regular ADVERB so-so; not brilliantly
Here’s a ‘false friend’ whose meaning has very little connection with its English cousin ‘regular’.
If you ask someone how they are in Spanish they may reply with the single word regular:
¿Cómo te encuentras? – Regular How are you? – So-so.
In this use, regular means ‘ok’ but not exceptional.
¿Qué te pareció la película? – Regular What did you think of the film? – So-so OR Nothing special.
Me fue regular en el examen. My exam didn’t go brilliantly.
Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!