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fglorca May 06, 2019 10:59 PM

Al canto
Voy al supermercado al canto.

Does this makes sense? Is this expression 'al canto' often used? I've never heard it used before...

Tomisimo May 08, 2019 09:50 AM

I've never heard it in use. Apparently it can have a few different meanings. One that makes sense in this context is "immediately".

Voy al supermercado al canto. = I'll go to the grocery store right now.

fglorca May 08, 2019 10:44 PM

íMuchas gracias!

JPablo May 09, 2019 10:07 PM

Common in Spain, you can see DRAE:|7DCRVC3

a canto, o al canto

1. locs. advs. A pique o muy cerca de.

2. locs. advs. Inmediata y efectivamente. Sacˇ dinero al canto. Tendremos pelea al canto.

3. locs. advs. inevitablemente.

Saludos cordiales.

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