Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Halcón


Today's WOTD is: "halcón" = falcon

In Spanish, the noun "halcón" is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means falcon.

The Spanish ward “halcón” is also often used to translate the English term hawk *. An example is the use of the term “halcón” to refer to a hawk/ hardliner in politics.

*NB The English expression “to watch someone like a hawk” should not be translated literally into Spanish.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "halcón" are:
  • Abajar los halcones (put falcons on a special diet*);
  • Bajar los halcones (put falcons on a special diet*);
  • Halcón abejero (honey buzzard);
  • Halcón común (peregrine falcon);
  • Halcón peregrino (peregrine falcon);

*NB A special meat diet to get them to loose weight and fly better.

Some examples of the use of the word "halcón" are:
  • A veces es necesario abajar los halcones (sometimes it is necessary to put falcons on a special diet);
  • A veces es necesario bajar los halcones (sometimes it is necessary to put falcons on a special diet);
  • Los halcones son los “duros” de los partidos políticos, ¿o no? (the hawks are the hardliners of political parties, aren't they?);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "halcón" in the YouTube clip: HALCONES

For more on the word "halcón", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Halcón

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