Thursday, 31 May 2012

Pétalo


Today's WOTD is: "pétalo" = petal

In Spanish, the noun "pétalo" is a masculine noun of Greek origin which means petal.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "pétalo" are:
  • Deshojar (los pétalos de) la margarita (to play the game of “she loves me, she loves me not”);
  • Pétalos de jazmín (jasmine petals);
  • Pétalos de margarita (daisy petals);
  • Pétalos de rosa (rose petals);
  • Pétalos de sal (fleur de sel/ salt flowers flakes/ a metaphor for tears);

Some examples of the use of the word "pétalo" are:
  • Pedro deshoja (los pétalos) de la margarita (Pedro plays a game of “she loves me, she loves me not”);
  • Los pétalos de jazmín se usan para aromatizar infusiones (jasmine petals are used to scent infusion drinks);
  • ¿Tú crees que los pétalos de rosa son comestibles? (do you think rose petals are edible);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "pétalo" in the YouTube clip: Petalo de sal - Florencia Villagra - Gala 19

For more on the word "pétalo", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Pétalo

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

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