Spanish Word of the Day
Thursday, March 26, 2015
noticia noun: news
  • Noticias in the plural is also the word you use to talk about hearing from somebody, such as a friend or family member.
    No tengo noticias de Juan. I haven’t heard from Juan.
    No volvió a verla ni a tener noticias de ella. He never saw or heard from her again.
  • In the singular, and still with the verb tener, you use noticia to talk about not having heard of something:
    No tengo noticias de Juan. I haven’t heard from Juan.
    No volvió a verla ni a tener noticias de ella. He never saw or heard from her again.
    ¿Alguien tiene noticia de alguna guerra limpia? Has anybody heard of a clean war?
    Yo no tenía noticia de esa mejor disposición. I knew nothing about this better arrangement.
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