Spanish word of the week: madrugar
Posted by Collins Language @ Wednesday 20 February 2019
madrugar VERB to get up early
Whether you have to get up early for a special reason or are an early bird, this is the word you need.
No soporto madrugar. I can’t stand getting up early.
Usted debe de madrugar mucho. You must be an early riser.
Madrugar is also used in a well-known proverb:
A quien madruga, Dios le ayuda The early bird catches the worm, or literally, God helps him who gets up early.
A stock reply that Spanish-speakers might well make is:
No por mucho madrugar, amanece más temprano. Time will take its course. or literally, For all your getting up early, day won’t break any earlier.