Hacer Bulto

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Vamos a la reunión, aunque sea para hacer bulto.

¡Buenos días!

Today I learned a new way to use the verb hacer, and that is:

hacer bulto

to boost attendance, to fill seats, to make up the numbers.

Example Sentence

Vamos a la reunión, aunque sea para hacer bulto. (Let’s go to the meeting, if only to boost attendance.)

Definition From RAE

Contribuir a dar aspecto concurrido a una reunión por medio de la mera presencia.  (To contribute to the appearance of a busy, well attended meeting by one’s mere presence.)

I learned this usage of hacer at the La Página Del Español.  The March 16, 2018 post is entitled 25 usos diferentes del verbo “hacer”.   Along with 25 examples of the use of hacer, a matching game is available.  It’s a real challenge!  A few other uses of this extremely versatile verb that are new to me are: hacer piernasto exercise, hacer el agostoto make a fortune, and hacer el primoto be fooled or easily exploited.

If you are in the mood, give the matching game at La Página Del Español a try!

¡Feliz día!

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