alcanzar

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin incalciō, incalciāre (ultimately related to Latin calx ‎(heel)), influenced by Arabic اَل ‎(al-) and/or the Spanish preposition al. Compare the form encalzar, Portuguese and Catalan encalçar.

Verb[edit]

alcanzar ‎(first-person singular present alcanzo, first-person singular preterite alcancé, past participle alcanzado)

  1. (transitive) to reach; to attain or achieve
  2. (intransitive) to be enough; to suffice

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: z becomes a c before e.