Monday, 30 July 2012


Today's WOTD is: "local" = local

In Spanish, "local" is a describing word/ adjective of Latin origin which means local.

The term, "local" could also be a Spanish masculine noun meaning premises.

A related Spanish action word/ verb is “localizarto locate (someone/ something).

Some commonly used expressions containing the word "local" are:
  • Anestesia local (local anaesthetic);
  • Despejar el local (to vacate the premises);
  • El equipo local (the home team);
  • Un local de copas (a pub);
  • Un local de mala muerte (a dive);

Some examples of the use of the word "local" or “localizar” are:
  • Extracción dental bajo anestesia local (tooth extraction under local anaesthetic);
  • Por favor, despejen el local (please vacate the premises);
  • Yo soy del equipo local (I support the local team);
  • Anoche fuimos a un local de copas (last night we went to a pub);
  • Ese es un local de mala muerte (that place is a dive);
  • ¿Has localizado a tu hermano? (have you found out where your brother is?); loves the word "local" in the YouTube clip: abrillantado de suelo de mi local

For more on the word "local", visit: Local

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

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