Monday, 29 April 2013

Jardín


Today's WOTD is: "jardín" = garden
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In Spanish, “jardín” is a masculine noun of French origin, which means garden.

A related Spanish noun is “jardinería”, which means gardening.


Some commonly used expressions with the word “jardín” are:
  • Ciudad jardín (garden city);
  • Jardín botánico (botanic garden);
  • Jardín de infancia (kindergarten);
  • Jardín de infantes (kindergarten);
  • Jardín zoológico* (zoo);

*NB Perhaps better known as “parque zoológico

Some examples of the use of the word "jardín" are:
  • El mes que viene voy a hacer un curso de jardinería (next month I am going on a gardening course);
  • La ciudad jardín es un modelo urbanístico (the garden city model is a town planning model);
  • El Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid se encuentra en la Plaza de Murillo (the Madrid Royal Botanic Garden is in Murillo square);
  • Los pequeñines van a un jardín de infancia (the little ones go to a kindergarten);
  • Los pequeñines van a un jardín de infantes (the little ones go to a kindergarten);
  • Los pequeñines van a un jardín de niños (the little ones go to a kindergarten);
  • Mañana vamos a ir al jardín zoológico (tomorrow we are going to the zoo);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "jardín" in the YouTube clip: Melendi - Tu jardín con enanitos

For more on the word "jardín", visit: Wordreference.com/ Jardín

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

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