Saturday, 16 July 2011

Pimiento

La palabra de hoy es: 'pimiento' = pepper, capsicum.

In Spanish, 'pimiento' is a masculine noun of Latin origin and is the name given to the green or read fruit of the pimento pepper plant.

Words related to the noun 'pimiento' are:
  • Pimentón dulce (paprika)
  • Pimentón picante (cayenne pepper)

The noun 'pimiento' is used in some common expressions, such as:
  • Importar un pimiento (not to care/ not to give a damn)
  • No valer un pimiento (to be worth nothing)
  • Pimiento morrón (sweet pepper)

Examples of the use of 'pimiento' are:
  • Los pimientos fritos están muy ricos (fried peppers are very tasty)
  • Me imprta un pimiento lo que digan (I could not care less about what people say)
  • Ese cuadro no vale un pimiento (that painting is worthless)
  • Esa paella lleva pimientos morrones (there are sweet peppers in that paella)

Love-Spanish.com loves the word 'pimiento' in the YouTube clip in which Quilapayun sing: El pimiento
 
More on the word 'pimiento', visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Pimiento
 
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “pimiento” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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