Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Today's WOTD is: "polilla" = moth

In Spanish, “polilla” is a feminine noun of uncertain origin which means moth.

The Spanish word “polilla” is also used is some parts to refer to:
  • A person who studies/ reads a lot (bookworm);
  • A prostitute;

A commonly used expression with the word “polilla” is:
  • Polilla de la madera (woodworm);

Some examples of the use of the word "polilla" are:
  • La polilla es una mariposa nocturna (the moth is a nocturnal butterfly);
  • La polilla de la madera puede causar destrozos incalculables (woodworm can cause untold damage);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "polilla" in the YouTube clip: La Polilla Asesina

For more on the word "polilla", visit: Wordreference.com/ Polilla

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