Thursday, 25 April 2013


Today's WOTD is: "césped" = lawn/ grass
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In Spanish, “césped” is a masculine noun of Latin origin, which means lawn/ grass.

In Spanish, the word “césped” may also be used to refer to a grass sports pitch/ field.

A related noun in Spanish is “cortacésped”, which means lawnmower.

Some commonly used expressions with the word “césped” are:
  • Césped artificial (artificial lawn/ grass);
  • Césped recién cortado (freshly mown lawn/ grass);
  • Cortar el césped (to mow the lawn/ grass);
  • No pisar el césped (no walking on the grass/ keep off the grass);
  • Recortes de césped (grass cuttings);

Some examples of the use of the word "césped" are:
  • El cortacésped no funciona (the lawnmower is not working);
  • Cada vez parece que hay más pistas de tenis de césped artificial (every day there seems to be more artificial grass tennis courts);
  • Me gusta el olor a césped recién cortado (I like the smell of freshly mown grass)
  • En primavera se suele cortar el césped a menudo (in spring the lawn/ grass is usually mowed often);
  • Se ruega no pisar el césped (you are kindly requested to keep off the grass);
  • En el compostaje se suelen reciclar los recortes de césped (lawn/ grass cuttings are usually recycled in composting); loves the word "césped" in the YouTube clip: El Real Madrid cambia el césped del Bernabéu

For more on the word "césped", visit: Césped

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

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