La palabra del día: Barajar

Verb. This is a word I come across several times during my lessons. It has two main meanings: 1. To shuffle, as a baraja (from the Arabic baraca: luck, bless) is a deck of cards; and 2. To consider the various possibilities or alternatives before making a decision. This last meaning is often used in business context. E.g.: Creo que la Comisión también podría barajar esta idea: I think this idea could also be considered by the Commission. dc