Spanish word of the week: suceso

el suceso NOUN event; incident

Today will be looking at the ‘false friend’ suceso. Be careful not to use the word success as a translation. It translates into English as either event or incident:

los sucesos más importantes de la última década the major events of the last decade

El suceso ocurrió alrededor las tres de la tarde. The incident happened at around three in the afternoon.

To say success in Spanish use the noun éxito:

Tuvo gran éxito como escritora. She was a great success as a writer.

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