Saturday, 20 August 2011


La palabra de hoy es: 'olivo' = olive tree.

The word 'olivo' is a masculine noun of Latin origin and is the name given to the olive tree and the timber from that type of tree in Spanish.

The Spanish word 'oliva' is a feminine noun related to 'olivo' and is the name given to the fruit of the olive tree, i.e.: the olive. Another Spanish noun commonly used to refer to the fruit of the olive tree is 'aceituna'.

Some Spanish expressions with noun 'olivo' and related words are:
  • Dar el olivo (to expel)
  • Tomar el olivo (to escape/ to say goodbye/ to take refuge behind the barrier in bulfighting)
  • Aceite de oliva (olive oil)

An example of the use of the noun 'olivo' is:
  • El huerto de los olivos (the garden of Gethsemane) loves the word 'olivo' in the YouTube clip in which Jarcha sings the poem by Miguel Hernández: Andaluces de Jaén
For more on theword 'olivo', visit: Olivo

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