Spanish Word of the Day
Monday, August 19, 2013
importar verb: to mind
  • Importar is a very useful word to describe howpeople feel about something.
    No me importa tener que levantarme temprano I don’t mind having to get up early
  • Apart from being used with the infinitive, as in the previous example, you also use it with que and then the subjunctive:
    No me importa tener que levantarme temprano I don’t mind having to get up early
    No le importa que su hijo no trabaje He doesn’t mind his son’s not working
  • Importar is very often used with either of these structures when you want to make a polite request:
    No me importa tener que levantarme temprano I don’t mind having to get up early
    No le importa que su hijo no trabaje He doesn’t mind his son’s not working
    ¿Le importa cerrar la ventanilla? Would you mind closing the window?
    ¿Te importa que fume? Do you mind if I smoke?
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