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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin plicāre, present active infinitive of plicō. See also the doublet plegar.

VerbEdit

llegar (first-person singular indicative present llego, past participle llegáu)

  1. to arrive

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin legāre, present active infinitive of legō.

PronunciationEdit

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llegar (first-person singular present llego, past participle llegat)

  1. to hand down, to pass down

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Old IrishEdit

VerbEdit

llegar

  1. Alternative spelling of legar

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin plicāre, present active infinitive of plicō (I fold), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pleḱ- (to plait, to weave). The semantic shift over time from "to fold" is also found in some other Romance cognates, and may be linked to the idea of folding sails when arriving at a port, especially in Iberian Romance where naval tradition was strong. Compare Portuguese chegar; however cf. also Romanian pleca (to leave), with the opposite meaning, possibly because there the word was associated with folding up tents and leaving. See also the Spanish doublet plegar (to fold). Another theory instead derives llegar from a Vulgar Latin plicāre as a regressive derivation from Classical Latin applicāre (apply, add, attach, join to)[1]. Cognate with English ply.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /ʎeˈɡaɾ/, [ʎeˈɣaɾ]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /ɟ͡ʝeˈɡaɾ/, [ɟ͡ʝeˈɣaɾ]

VerbEdit

llegar (first-person singular present llego, first-person singular preterite llegué, past participle llegado)

  1. (intransitive) to arrive, get (to)
    Cuando llegues a casa, mándame un mensaje.
    When you get home, send me a message.
  2. (intransitive) to be sufficient
  3. (intransitive) to manage (be successful)
    no llegué a conseguir el trabajo
    I didn't manage to get the job.

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: g becomes a gu before e.

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