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Old in Spanish 🇪🇸

in English in Spanish S
old viejo
How to say “old” in Spanish? “Viejo”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “viejo” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on old in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Normal speech: VYEHH-hoh
IPA: ‘βje.ʝo

8 months ago

Dicen que es malo llegar a viejo…

…pero es peor no llegar a serlo.

a year ago

other meanings

In some contexts, “viejo” can also be used to describe something as worn out, tired, or ineffective.

8 months ago

cultural referece

Respect for elders and the value of experience are important in Spanish culture, and the use of “viejo” to refer to an old person is a common sign of respect.

8 months ago


“Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo” – Literally meaning “the devil knows more because he’s old than because he’s the devil,” it is used to acknowledge the wisdom that comes with age and experience.

8 months ago


Refers to an old or elderly person, or to something that is old or has been in use for a long time.

8 months ago


From the Latin word “vetulus,” meaning “old” or “aged.”

8 months ago


Mi perra es viejo. Ella tiene dieciseis años. Su llamo es Pixie. Pixie es una perra blanca. Ella es una Husky Eskímo. Ella es muy debíl.

6 months ago

Translation: My dog is old. She is sixteen years old. Her name is Pixie. Pixie is a white dog. She is a Eskimo Husky. She is very weak.

6 months ago

*Ella tiene dieciseis años.*
In Spanish you have years rather than are years old. Same with things like hunger and thirst. To say “I’m hungry” it would be “Tengo hambre” (I have hunger.)

5 months ago

Lo siento sobre su perra es debíl pero ella tiene una vida felíz contigo.

6 months ago


Viejo – Joven (Old – Young)

7 months ago

viejo info.

Tips to remember the word “viejo”:
– Associate “viejo” with visuals of an older person or antique objects.
– Remember that “vino” means “wine” in Spanish, and like wine, things or people become “viejo” over time.
– Link “viejo” to the English word “vintage,” which refers to something classic and old.

– “Viejo” is an adjective in Spanish which translates to “old” in English. It can describe both age and the condition of objects.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “Anciano” means “elderly” and is often used to describe people of advanced age with respect.
– “Antiguo” can also be used interchangeably in some contexts and means “ancient” or “antique.”

Alternate meanings like slang:
– “Viejo” can be used informally among friends to refer to someone’s father (e.g., “mi viejo” means “my old man” referring to one’s dad).
– In some Latin American countries, “viejo” or “vieja” is also a colloquial term for a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife.

Examples of sentences that use “viejo”:
– Mi abuelo es muy viejo, tiene noventa años. (My grandfather is very old, he is ninety years old.)
– Ese edificio es el más viejo de la ciudad. (That building is the oldest in the city.)
– Cuando nos mudamos, dejamos atrás nuestros viejos muebles. (When we moved, we left behind our old furniture.)
– Mi viejo siempre dice que los tiempos pasados fueron mejores. (My old man always says that the past times were better.)
– Ella encontró un viejo diario escondido en el ático. (She found an old diary hidden in the attic.)

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