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Palabra del día – Rato

Rato (sustantivo masculine)

English: a while ago: period of time, moment, al poco rato (shortly)

Spanish: Periodo de tiempo, normalmente cuando es corto. Gustos pasajeros (pasar un buen rato). Macho de la rata.

Examples: Espera un rato. He pasado un mal rato en Alicante. En este rato libre que tengo voy a llamar a mi madre.

More meanings:

pasar el rato, to while away the time

a cada rato, every other minute

a ratos, at times, now and again

en mis ratos libres, in my spear time

a ratos from time to time, now and again

saber un rato largo de algo to know a hell of a lot about something  (colloq)

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