Monday, 26 March 2012

Asiento


Today's WOTD is: "asiento" = seat

In Spanish, the noun "asiento" is a masculine noun of Latin origin, the meaning of which is seat.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "asiento" are:
  • Asiento abatible (folding seat);
  • Asiento anatómico (adjustable seat);
  • Asiento delantero (front seat);
  • Asiento de eyección (ejection seat)
  • Asiento expulsor (ejection seat);
  • Asiento proyectable (ejection seat)
  • Asiento trasero (rear seat);
  • Ceder el asiento (to give up one's seat);
  • Culo de mal asiento” (“itchy feet”/ person who never settles in one place);
  • Libro de asiento (journal register/ book);
  • No calentar el asiento (to be a very short time somewhere);
  • Tomar asiento (to take a seat/ to sit down);


Some examples of the use of the word "asiento" are:
  • Los asientos delanteros son abatibles (the front seats are folding seats);
  • Los asientos anatómicos son muy cómodos (adjustable seats are very comfortable);
  • El asiento de eyección le salvó la vida (the ejection seat saved his life);
  • El asiento expulsor le salvó la vida (the ejection seat saved his life);
  • El asiento proyectable le salvó la vida (the ejection seat saved his life);
  • Me senté en el asiento delantero (I sat down on the front seat);
  • Me senté en el asiento trasero (I sat down on the rear seat);
  • Le cedí el asiento a María por cortesía (I gave up my seat to María out of politness);
  • Pedro es un culo de mal asiento (Pedro has to be constantly on the move);
  • Se hizo una anotación en el libro de asientos (an entry was made in the journal register);
  • Ni has calentado el asiento (you have hardly been there any time at all);
  • Toma asiento, por favor (please take a seat/ sit down)


Love-Spanish.com loves the word "asiento" in the YouTube clip: Ergonomía Asiento

For more on the word "asiento", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Asiento

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

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