Monday, 23 November 2015


Today's word is: Éxito
Clase: sustantivo (noun)
Género: masculino (masculine)
Origen: latín (Latin)

In Spanish, “éxito” is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means success and is used as in:
  • La paciencia es la madre del éxito (patience is the mother of success)

The describing word/ adjective “exitoso”/ “exitosa” is a related word meaning successful, and used as in:
  • Un día exitoso (a successful day)
  • Una jornada exitosa (a successful work day/ business day)

Some Spanish expressions with the word “éxito” are:
  • Acariciar el éxito (to come very close to success/ to be a hit)
  • Asimilar el éxito (to cope with success/ to handle success)
  • La clave del éxito (the key to success)
    • La perseverancia es la clave del éxito (perseverance is key for success)
  • Lograr el éxito (to achieve success/ to be a hit)
  • Sin éxito (unsuccessful/ unsuccessfully)
    • Una jornada más de búsqueda sin éxito (yet another unsuccessful search day)
    • Una jornada más de búsqueda que termina sin éxito (yet another search day which ends unsuccessfully)
  • Tener éxito (to be successful/ to be a hit) loves the word "éxito" in the YouTube clip: La Beriso - El Éxito

For more on the word "éxito", visit: Éxito

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word éxito”in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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