Thursday, 3 November 2011

Melocotón

Today's WOTD is 'melocotón' = peach

In Spanish, the word 'melocotón' is a masculine noun of Latin origin, the meaning of which is peach* (the fruit of the peach tree -which in Spanish is called a 'melocotonero').

NB The English noun 'peach' is sometimes used to refer to someone/ something of sound qualities. The Spanish noun 'melocotón' should not be used to translate this meaning of the English word peach.


The noun 'melocotón' may be also used in some Latin American countries to refer to star fruit.


An expression containing the noun 'melocotón' in it is:
  • Melocotones en almíbar (peaches in syrup).

 An example of the use of the word 'melocotón' is:
  • De postre, tenemos melocotones en almibar (for dessert, we have peaches in syrup)

Love-Spanish.com loves the word 'melocotón' in the YouTube clip: James y el Melocotón Gigante Trailer
 
For more on the word 'melocotón', visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Melocotón
 
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “melocotón” in the link to hear the word pronounced. 

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