Sunday, 21 April 2013

Árbol


Today's WOTD is: "árbol" = tree
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In Spanish, “árbol” is a masculine noun of Latin origin, which means tree. The noun “arbol” may be also used:
  • In shipping to refer to a mast in a sailing ship;
  • In mechanics to refer to a type of shaft;


A few commonly used expressions with the word “árbol” are:
  • Arbol arrancado (uprooted tree);
  • Arbol autóctono (native tree);
  • Arbol catalogado como singular (tree listed as unique);
  • Árbol del amor (tree of love/ Judas tree);
  • Arbol de canela (cinnamon tree);
  • Arbol de fuego (flamboyant tree);
  • Arbol de hoja caduca (deciduous tree);
  • Arbol de jerarquía (hierarchical/ organisation chart);
  • Árbol de Judas (Judas tree/ tree of love);
  • Árbol de la Ciencia del Bien y el Mal (tree of knowledge of good and evil);
  • Árbol de la Vida (tree of life);
  • Árbol de levas (camshaft);
  • Árbol de levas en cabeza (overhead camshaft -OHC);
  • Árbol de Navidad (Christmas tree);
  • Arbol de pan (breadfruit tree);
  • Arbol frutal (fruit tree);
  • Árbol genealógico (family tree);
  • Árbol mustio (withered tree);
  • Árbol seco (dead tree);

Some examples of the use of the word "árbol" are:
  • El fuerte viento ha arrancado varios árboles (the high winds have uprooted several trees);
  • El castaño se considera árbol autóctono de algunas regiones de España (the chestnut tree is considered native to some regions of Spain);
  • Existen varios ejemplares de árboles catalogados como singulares (there are several examples of trees listed as unique);
  • El ciclamor o árbol del amor es un árbol de hoja caduca (the tree of love is a deciduous tree);
  • La corteza del árbol de canela se usa como aromatizante (the bark of the cinnamon tree is used as an aromatic spice);
  • El árbol de fuego es una especie de árbol espectacular (the flamboyant tree is a spectacular tree species);
  • Ese es un árbol de jerarquía muy complejo (that is a very complex hierarchical/ organisation chart);
  • El ciclamor o árbol de Judas es un árbol de hoja caduca (the Judas tree is a deciduous tree);
  • La Biblia narra la historia del Árbol de la Ciencia del Bien y el Mal (the Bible tells the story of the tree of knowledge of good and evil);
  • La Biblia narra la historia del Árbol de la Vida (the Bible tells the story of the tree of life);
  • Este es un motor con árbol de levas en cabeza (this is an overhead camshaft -OHC engine);
  • El árbol de pan proviene de la región de las islas del Pacífico (the breadfruit tree originates from the Pacific islands region);
  • El manzano es un árbol frutal (the apple tree is fruit tree);
  • Hoy endía puedes crear tu propio árbol genealógico con la ayuda de la tecnología (nowadays you can create your very own family tree with the help of technology);
  • Ese árbol se ha quedado mustio (that tree has withered);
  • Ese árbol se ha secado (that tree has died);


Love-Spanish.com loves the word "árbol" in the YouTube clip: LOS ÁRBOLES MAS RAROS E INSÓLITOS DEL MUNDO

For more on the word "árbol", visit: Wordreference.com/ Árbol

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

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