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Old May 06, 2019, 10:59 PM
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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...
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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.
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Common in Spain, you can see DRAE:

https://dle.rae.es/?id=7DBlluB|7DCRVC3

a canto, o al canto

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

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

3. locs. advs. inevitablemente.

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