Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Today's WOTD is: "peluquería" = hairdresser
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In Spanish, “peluquería” is a feminine noun of French origin, which means hairdresser. The Spanish noun “peluquería” may be used to refer to:

  • A place (hairdresser/ salon/ hair salon).
  • The activity/ craft (hairdressing/ hair cutting/ hair styling).

Related Spanish nouns “peluquero”/ “peluquera” which are commonly used to refer to male and female hairdressers/ hair professionals.

A couple of commonly used expressions with the word “peluquería” are:
  • Rubia de peluquería (bottle/ peroxide blonde);
  • Silla de peluquería (hairdresser's chair);

Some examples of the use of the word "peluquería" are:
  • En el hotel hay peluquería ¿verdad? (there is a hairdresser in the hotel, isn't there?);
  • Estamos haciendo un curso de peluquería (we are on a hairdressing course);
  • Es una chica alta, guapa y rubia de peluquería (she is a tall, pretty peroxide blond);
  • Esa silla de peluquería es muy cómoda (that hairdresser's chair is very comfortable);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "peluquería" in the YouTube: Once Noticias - Peluquería para fans de los Beatles enArgentina

For more on the word "peluquería", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Peluquería

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

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