The adverb "recién" in Spanish
In Latin American Spanish we often use the time adverb "recién" to express that something has just happened/recently happened. It is often used with El Pretérito Indefinido.
Here are some examples:
The placement of recién can be either in front of the verb or after:
Note that recién is also often used with participles to mean "recently/newly", for example:
See also Acabar de + [infinitive] = to have just done / just did something in Spanish (perífrasis verbal)
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Examples and resources
- ¿Sabes algo de Valeria? - Sí, recién la vi en el centro comercial.- Do you know anything about Valeria? - Yes, I just saw her at shopping centre.