Tuesday, 14 June 2011


The word of the day is: 'carreta' = cart/ wagon.

The noun  'carreta' is the Spanish word for a cart or wagon. The Spanish noun  'carreta' comes from 'carro', which in turn has its origin in Latin and means a two wheeled wagon or cart.

In some parts, the noun 'carreta' is also used to mean a slowcoach/ slowpoke (person) or a slow vehicle.
A related action word/ verb is 'carretear' which means to carry or to cart. In some parts, the verb 'carretear' is used to mean to take (by car/ to give a lift) or to taxi.

An example of usage of 'carreta' is:
  • Al Rocío van las carretas (the wagons go to el Rocío-NB 'El Rocío' is an annual festival in Andalucía. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps even a million people go in pilgrimage to pay homage to la Virgen del Rocío)

Love-Spanish.com loves the word 'carreta' in YouTube clip  in which Atahualpa Yupanqui sings Ronaldo Risso's song: Los ejes de mi carreta

More on the word 'carreta', visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Carreta

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “carreta” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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