okupar

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okupar (present tense okupas, past tense okupis, future tense okupos, imperative okupez, conditional okupus)

  1. (transitive) to occupy

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Etymology[edit]

From ocupar, intentionally misspelled with a K.

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okupar (first-person singular present okupo, first-person singular preterite okupé, past participle okupado)

  1. (slang, Spain) to squat

Usage notes[edit]

okupar is intentionally misspelled to emphasize its difference from ocupar; ocupar simply referring to the occupation of a residence (compare occupy) and okupar referring to the occupation of an abandoned, uninhabited, or unused residence without seeking permission from the owner (compare squat). However, the word is fairly nuanced and is not totally synonymous with squat (see w:Squatting#Spain as well as w:es:Movimiento okupa).

It is virtually the only Spanish verb containing a K (as K is not native to Spanish). The Diccionario de la Real Academia Española officially recognizes okupar as well okupa while noting that the misspelling is questionable.

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