Thursday, 13 October 2011


Today's word is: 'manzana' = apple.

In Spanish, the word 'manzana' is a feminine noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is apple (the fruit of the apple tree - 'manzano' in Spanish).

The noun 'manzana' may also be used in Spanish to refer to a block in a town or city (a block referring to an urban area -usually a square or a rectangle which is surrounded by streets on all sides).

Some expressions with the noun 'manzana' in them are:
  • La manzana de Adán (Adam's apple)
  • La manzana de la discordia (discord's apple)
  • Sano como una mazana (in good health)
  • Tarta de manzana (apple pie)

Examples of the use of the word 'manzana' are:
  • Estoy cansado de dar vueltas a la manzana (I am tired of going round the block)
  • La tarta de manzana está muy rica (the apple pie is very tasty)
  • Te veo sano como una manzana (you really look healthy) loves the word 'manzana' in the YouTube clip showing how to make apple pieTarta de Manzana Clásica Viva la Alegría
For more on the word 'manzana', visit: Manzana
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “manzana” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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