Today's WOTD is: "lavadora" = washing machine
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In Spanish, “lavadora” is a feminine noun of Latin origin, which means washing machine*.
A related Spanish action word/ verb is “lavar” and it means to wash.
*NB In some parts of the Spanish-speaking world, the term “lavarropas” is more commonly used to refer to a washing machine.
Some commonly used expression with the word “lavadora”are:
- Lavadora automática (automatic washing machine);
- Lavadora de carga frontal (front loading washing machine);
- Lavadora de carga superior (top loading washing machine);
- Lavadora industrial (industrial washing machine);
Commonly used terms referring to washing machine components/ elements are:
- El desagüe (the drain);
- El filtro (the filter);
- El mecanismo de cierre de la puerta (the door locking mechanism);
- El motor (the motor);
- El programador (the programmer/ timer);
- El tambor (the drum/ tub);
- La bomba de desagüe (the water drainage pump);
- La puerta (the door);
- La tecla de puesta en marcha/ parada (the on/ off switch);
- La toma de agua (the water inlet);
A couple of examples of the use of the word "lavadora" are:
- Tenemos una lavadora automática de carga frontal (we have a front loading automatic washing machine);
- Esta lavadora tiene el filtro tupido (this washing machine has a blocked filter);
Love-Spanish.com loves the word "lavadora" in the YouTube clip: Lavadora humana movida por la bici.
For more on the word "lavadora", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Lavadora*
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “lavadora” in the link to hear the word pronounced.
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