Salir – My Spanish Verb Of The Day 1/29/2016

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La Iglesia de Santa Bárbara está en el Barrio de la Salesas donde salen las grandes tendencias del momento.

¡Hola Spanish Language Lovers!

Until today my knowledge about the use of the verb salir has been limited to meaning to leave a place, to go out on a date, and to go out and have fun.  But that has changed.  I just read an article about the Barrio de las Salesas at where I encountered the use of salir in a different way.

Salir can be used to say where something originates from.  Here is how it is used in the article about Barrio de Las Salesas.

“Te presentamos el Barrio de las Salesas en Madrid, un lugar en la capital que es donde salen las grandes tendencias del momento, un lugar lleno de moda, de juventud, de nuevas tendencias donde podrás observar lo que se cuece para los próximos meses.”

So, in a nutshell, we can say Barrio de las Salesas is a fashionable, hipster neighborhood in Madrid where new trends originate (salen).

Here are a few other uses of salir that are new to me from Word Reference.

  1. to play or act the part of – John Hurt salió de Calígula en un miniserie británica muy famosa.  (John Hurt played Caligula in a famous British miniseries.)
  2. to rise or come up – El sol sale por el Este y se pone por el Oeste.  (The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.)
  3.  to come up or to sprout – ¿Has visto cuantas flores han salido en el jardín?  (Have you seen how many flowers have sprouted in the garden?)
  4. to look like – La niña ha salido de su madre, son como dos gotas de agua. (The little girl looks like her mother, they are like two peas in a pod.)
  5. to escape from a bad situation – El campeón de box salió de la pobreza gracias a sus puños.  (The boxing champ escaped poverty thanks to his fists.)

There are many, many other uses of salir, which you can find at Word Reference.

I so enjoyed learning more about the verb salir, and I hope you did too!

¡Hasta Pronto!


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