Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Ventanilla


Today's word is: "ventanilla" = window
In Spanish, the noun "ventanilla" is a diminutive of the noun “ventana” which is a feminine noun of Latin origin, the meaning of which is window. The Spanish noun “ventanilla” may be used to refer to a:
  • The window of a car/ train/ plane/ etc.
  • A teller/ counter/ customer facing facility/ window -for example at a bank branch
  • A box office in a cinema/ a theatre/ etc.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "ventanilla" are:
  • Ventanilla o pasillo (window or aisle -in air travel)
  • Horario de ventanilla (office/ opening hours)
  • En ventanilla (at the teller/ at the counter/ at the box office)

Some examples of the use of the words "ventanilla" are:
  • Prohibido asomarse por la ventanilla (do not lean out of the window -in trains)
  • ¿Qué prefiere, ventanilla o pasillo? (What would you rather have window or aisle)
  • Por favor, diríjase a la ventanilla cuatro (please go to teller number four)
  • Horario de ventanilla: de nueve a dos (opening hours: from nine to two)
  • Venta de localidades solo en ventanilla (tickets on sale at the box office only)


Love-Spanish.com loves the word "ventanilla" in the YouTube clip: Forgesound-La Ventanilla 

For more on the word "ventanilla", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Ventanilla

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

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