Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Acelerador


Today's WOTD is: "acelerador" = accelerator

In Spanish, the noun "acelerador" is a masculine noun of Latin origin, the meaning of which, in motoring, is accelerator.

The word "acelerador" relates to the action word/ verb "acelerar" to accelerate.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "acelerador" are:
  • Acelerador de partículas (particle accelerator);
  • Apretar el acelerador (to put the foot on the accelerator/ to speed up).
  • Pisar el acelerador (to put the foot on the accelerator/ to speed up);


Some examples of the use of the word "acelerador" are:
  • El Gran Colisionador de Hadrones es un acelerador de partículas (the Large Hadrone Collider is a particle accelerator);
  • Aprieta el aceleardor que hay prisa (put your foot on the accelerator, we are in a hurry);
  • Pisa el aceleardor que hay prisa (put your foot on the accelerator, we are in a hurry);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "acelerador" in the YouTube clip: Pisa el acelerador -Joaquín Sabina

For more on the word "acelerador", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Acelerador

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “acelerador” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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