Thursday, 13 September 2012


Today's WOTD is: "conejo" = rabbit

In Spanish, the noun "conejo" is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means rabbit. In Spanish, the female of the species is referred to as “coneja”.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "conejo" are:
  • Andar de conejo (to operate undercover);
  • Conejo casero (tame rabbit);
  • Conejo de monte (wild rabbit);
  • Conejo silvestre (wild rabbit);
  • Hacer conejo (leave without paying/ do a runner);
  • Riñones de conejo (bean casserole/ stew);

Some examples of the use of the word "conejo" are:
  • Ese tipo anda de conejo (that guy is operating under cover);
  • El blanco es un conejo casero (the white one is a tame rabbit);
  • El más pequeño es un conejo de monte (the smallest one is a wild rabbit);
  • El más pequeño es un conejo silvestre (the smallest one is a wild rabbit);
  • Ese tipo intentó hacer conejo (that guy tried to leave without paying/ tried to do a runner);
  • Hoy tenemos unos riñones de conejo muy ricos (today we have a very nice bean casserole/ stew); loves the word "conejo" in the YouTube clip: El conejo

For more on the word "conejo", visit: Conejo

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

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