Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Ascensor


Today's WOTD is: "ascensor" = lift/ elevator
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In Spanish, “ascensor” is a masculine noun of Latin origin, which means lift/ elevator.

A couple of commonly used expressions with the word “ascensor” are:
  • Ascensor de carga* (freight elevator);
  • Llamar el ascensor (to call/ summon the lift/ elevator);

*NB Often called also “montacargas” (singular/ masculine noun).

Some examples of the use of the word "ascensor" are:
  • Metieron nuestro equipaje en el ascensor de carga (they put our luggage in the freight elevator);
  • Metieron nuestro equipaje en el montacargas (they put our luggage in the freight elevator);
  • ¿Te llamo el ascensor? (shall I call/ summon the lift/ elevator for you?);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "ascensor" in the YouTube clip: Leo Messi y Cristiano Ronaldo coinciden en unascensor 1

For more on the word "ascensor", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Ascensor

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

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