Thursday, 13 October 2011

Manzana

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)
Love-Spanish.com 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: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Manzana
 
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “manzana” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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