Saturday, 7 April 2012

Velocidad


Today's WOTD is: "velocidad" = speed/ velocity

In Spanish, the noun "velocidad" is a feminine noun of Latin origin, the meaning of which is speed/ velocity. In Spanish, the noun “velocidad”/ “velocidades” may be used to refer to gears in a motor car.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "velocidad" are:
  • Alta velocidad (high speeed);
  • A gran velocidad (at high speed);
  • A toda velocidad (at top/ high speed);
  • Caja de velocidades (gearbox);
  • Cinco velocidades (five gears);
  • Cobrar velocidad (to pick up/ gather speed);
  • Disminuir la velocidad (to slow down);
  • Primera velocidad (first gear);
  • Velocidad angular (angular velocity);
  • Velocidad de crucero (cruising speed);
  • Velocidad punta (maximum speed);
Some examples of the use of the words "velocidad" are:
  • Tren de alta velocidad (high speed train);
  • Salieron a gran velocidad (they left at high speed);
  • Salieron a toda velocidad (they left at high speed);
  • Tenemos problemas con la caja de velocidades (we have problems with the gearbox);
  • Este modelo tiene seis velocidades (this car model has six gears);
  • Cuesta abajo cobramos velocidad (downhill we gathered speed);
  • Cuesta arriba disminuimos velocidad (downhill we slowed down);
  • Para arrancar se mete la primera velocidad (to set off you engage first gear);
  • La velocidad angular de la rueda (the wheel's angular velocity);
  • 100 Km por hora es la velocidad de crucero (cruising speed is 100 km/ hour);
  • 190 Km por hora es la velocidad punta (maximum speed is 190 km/ hour);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "velocidad" in the YouTube clip: Accidentes A Gran Velocidad


For more on the word "velocidad", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Velocidad

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

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