In the video above, Antonio explains some uses of the verb «salir». You can choose to view the video before or after reading the text. The English transcription is below. We suggest you also listen to the audio while reading the text, chiming in with Antonio from time to time to improve your pronunciation and intonation. The blog entry below contains even more great expressions with «salir».
Hi! I’m Antonio, a teacher with Real Spanish. Do you know the expression «salir de rositas»? It means someone has done something to earn a punishment or a scolding, such as a child’s prank, but doesn’t receive blame or the punishment. (To get away with it.)
Another expression with «salir» is «salirse con la suya». For example, listen to this conversation between Antonio and Celia, leaving a restaurant.
Antonio: I don’t want to go out for dinner with that couple ever again. She’s a real pain, always wants to argue about something.
Celia: Well, you’re right, tonight she just wouldn’t stop complaining.
Antonio: First she doesn’t eat pizza because she doesn’t eat bread, next she doesn’t like Mexican food, then the bar on the corner is really tacky…
Celia: The rest of us wanted to go to Pedro’s bar but in the end she got her own way, as usual.
«Salir» has many other uses. You can learn some of them with our mini-lesson «Salir rana». We also have other mini-lessons that explain the different uses of common words.
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Our blog entry below explains several other uses of the Spanish verb«salir».
If you’ve encountered other expressions with «salir», tell us about it below, in English or in Spanish.
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