Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Today's WOTD is: "carcajada" = guffaw

In Spanish, the noun "carcajada" is a feminine noun of onomatopoeic origin which means guffaw.

Some commonly used expressions containing the word "carcajada" are:
  • Reirse a carcajada tendida (roaring with laughter);
  • Reirse a carcajadas (to roar with laughter);
  • Soltar una carcajada (to burst out laughing);

Some examples of the use of the word "carcajada" are:
  • Los oyentes se reían a carcajada tendida (the listeners were roaring with laughter);
  • Nos reíamos a carcajadas (we were roaring with laughter);
  • En ese momento, Pedro soltó una carcajada (at that point, Pedro burst out laughing);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "carcajada" in the YouTube clip: Grupo Yucateco-La carcajada

For more on the word "carcajada", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Carcajada

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