Saturday, 1 September 2012

Buey


Today's WOTD is: "buey" = ox

In Spanish, the noun "buey" is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means ox.

In some parts, the word “buey” is used as a colloquial describing word/ adjective meaning dumb.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "buey" are:
  • Buey de mar (marine edible crab/ brown crab);
  • Buey marino (manatee);
  • Con estos bueyes hay que arar (one has to make do with what one has);
  • Entre bueyes no ha cornadas (birds of a feather flock together);
  • Hablar de bueyes perdidos (to chit chat);
  • Saber alguien con que buey ara (to know well the person(s) one can or needs to rely on);
  • Saber alguien con que bueyes ara (to know well the person(s) one can or needs to rely on);

Some examples of the use of the word "buey" are:
  • Hoy tenemos un buey de mar riquísimo (today we have very tasty brown crab);
  • No perdamos tiempo hablando de bueyes perdidos (let us not waste time chit chatting);
  • En este momento, no sé con que buey aro (right now, I don't know who I can trust/ rely on);
  • En este momento, no sé con que bueyes aro (right now, I don't know who I can trust/ rely on);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "buey" in the YouTube clip: 1.200 kilos de buey en la cola del paro

For more on the word "buey", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Buey

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

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