The Spanish adverb “incluso” is a very frequent connector in Spanish. It means “even” in English.
In this lesson we will learn about the word “incluso” by reading example sentences that contain it.
Also, we will take a look at the word “hasta”, a word that in some contexts has the same meaning as “incluso”.
At the end of the lesson, there is a Quiz to test your knowledge about this topic.
1. Meaning of Spanish word “incluso”
Its most common translation to English is the word “even”. It introduces something that, rather unexpectedly, is included in an idea or a series of ideas.
2. Example Sentences with “incluso”
Read the following sentences, which include the word “incluso”:
Tengo un perro, un gato… ¡incluso un loro!
I have a dog, a cat… ¡even a parrot!
Incluso mis amigos lo saben.
Even my friends know it.
Iré incluso si llueve.
I’ll go even if it rains.
Incluso cuando no está borracho, él es muy gracioso.
Even when he’s not drunk, he’s very funny.
3. Alternative word: “hasta”
The word “hasta” has several meanings in Spanish, one of them being “even”. Consequently, it can be used as an alternative to “incluso”, especially when we talk in a colloquial language.
Let’s read the same sentences of above, but now using “hasta”:
Tengo un perro, un gato… ¡hasta un loro!
Hasta mis amigos lo saben.
Iré hasta si llueve.
Hasta cuando no está borracho, él es muy gracioso.
There is flexibility in using “Incluso” Vs. “Hasta”. In general, “Incluso” tends to sound better in more formal settings, and “hasta” in when we speak more colloquially.
4. Practice: A Quiz about “incluso”
Take this short Quiz to test your knowledge about this topic: