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Old February 20, 2023, 02:43 AM
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Va de vencida


Comenzaba este largo siglo, que ya va de vencida.

Why not vencido?

This one I found on the Web: "Vencida" es una forma de "vencido", un adjetivo que se puede traducir como "defeated".

Expired, too, I suppose.

I can't really understand this o/a thing
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Old February 20, 2023, 09:19 AM
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Yes, vencida is the feminine equivalent of the masculine adjective vencido.

However, google translate indicates that de vencida is a set expression that usually means "overdue" and de vencido is a set expression that usually means "expired".

In your original sentence, it looks like the prepositional phrase de vencida is an adverb modifying the verb va.

A possible translation of your original sentence is "This long century began, which is already overdue."

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