Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yesterday's Word of the Day: Pañuelo

A friend just told me that yesterday's Spanish word of the day on was pañuelo.
(thanks Jeannie!)

I've copied the text in case they don't archive:

pañuelo, noun:handkerchief; headscarf
People use them less and less nowadays, but the word for a handkerchief is pañuelo
Sacó un pañuelo del bolsillo y se enjugó el sudor de la frente
He took a handkerchief out of his pocket and mopped his brow
Pañuelo also means a headscarf, such as the ones favoured by the British Queen
Se puso un pañuelo en la cabeza y unos lentes oscuros antes de salir a la calle
She put on a scarf and dark glasses before going out
Pañuelo also comes into an idiom:
El mundo es un pañuelo
It’s a small world
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1 comment:

mojee said...

thanks for the spanish lesson. this blog has alot to teach me.