Friday, 30 November 2012


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); loves the word "ducha" in the YouTube clip: La Ducha Sprite

For more on the word "ducha", visit: Ducha

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

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