Today's WOTD is: "ducha" = shower
In Spanish, “ducha” is a feminine noun of French origin, which in turn originates from Italian and means shower.
The Spanish word “ducha” may also be the feminine form of a describing word/ adjective meaning adept/ well versed in/ experienced in something. The masculine form of that adjective is “ducho”.
Related Spanish action words/ verbs are “ducharse” (to take a shower) and “duchar” (to shower - someone else).
Some commonly used expressions with the words “ducha”, “ducharse” or “duchar” are:
- Darse una ducha (to have/ to take a shower);
- Como una ducha de agua fría (like a bolt from the blue);
- Ducha de teléfono (hand-held shower head);
- Ducha escocesa (Scottish shower);
- Pegarse una ducha (to have/ to take a bath- colloquial);
Some examples of the use of the word "ducha" and related words are:
- Ahora voy a darme una ducha (now I am going to have/ take a shower);
- Más tarde voy a pegarme una ducha (later on I am going to have/ take a shower);
- La ducha de teléfono es muy práctica (a hand-held shower head is very practical);
- La ducha escocesa puede ser revitalizante y relajante (a Scottish shower can be re-vitalising and relaxing);
- Pedro es ducho en meterse de líos (Pedro is very adept at getting himself into a lot of trouble);
Love-Spanish.com loves the word "ducha" in the YouTube clip: La Ducha Sprite
For more on the word "ducha", visit: Wordreference.com/es/ Ducha
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “ducha” in the link to hear the word pronounced.
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