Saturday, 3 November 2012


Today's word is: Murciélago
Clase: sustantivo (noun)
Género: masculino (masculine)
Origen: latín (Latin)

In Spanish, “murciélago” (or “murciégalo”) is a masculine noun of Latin origin (blind mouse) which means bat.

Some examples of the use of the word "murciélago" are:
  • Los murciélagos son mamíferos voladores (the bats are flying mammals);
  • El Lamborghini Murciélago es un biplaza deportivo (the Lamborghini Murcielago is a two-seater sports car);


The English expression “blind as a bat” has no direct translation into Spanish.

Practice listening to and using the word "murciélago" with the YouTube clip: Canción Trabalenguas del Murciélago y el Chupa Cabra - Canciones infantiles

For more on the word "murciélago", visit: Murciélago

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

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