Saturday, 18 June 2011


La palabra de hoy es: 'jamón' = ham.

In Spanish, 'jamón' is a masculine noun of French origin, which means a ham.

A related word is the feminine form, 'jamona', which describes a woman who is perhaps past her prime, is rather large, but is still quite shapely and could be considered very attractive.

In Spanish, the noun 'jamón' is used in some common expressions:
  • Jamón serrano (air cured ham)
  • Jamón ibérico (air cured ham-iberian black ('pata negra') pig breed)
  • Jamón dulce/ jamón cocido/ jamón inglés/ jamón York (cooked ham)
  • ¡Y un jamón! (and the rest!)
  • ¡Y un jamón con chorreras! (and the rest!-more emphasis than the espression above)
Examples of the use of 'jamón' and related words are:
  • Un bocadillo de jamón serrano (a cured ham sandwich-French bread/ baguette)
  • Una ración de jamón ibérico (a plate/ portion of special Iberian ham)
  • Un emparedado de jamón york (a cooked/ ordinary ham sandwich)
  • ¿50 euros? ¡Y un jamón! (50 Euros? and the rest!) loves the word 'jamón' in YouTube clip with instructions to carve a hamComo cortar un jamón
More on the word 'jamón', visit: Jamón

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

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