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Aprovecharse and Prof­it

The Span­ish aprovecharse (“to take ad­van­tage of,” in a good way) comes from the Latin ad- (“to­wards”) and pro­fec­tus (“progress, suc­cess.”)

From the same root pro­fec­tus, we get the Eng­lish… prof­it.

We can see the root pr‑v of aprovecharse map­ping to the pr‑f of prof­it. And how do you make a prof­it if not, tak­ing ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­ni­ties in front of you?


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