Saturday, 11 May 2013


Today's WOTD is: "azada" = hoe

In Spanish, “azada” is a feminine noun of Latin origin, which means hoe. The addition of the suffix -on to “azada” results in the noun “azadón”, which is often used to refer to a mattock.

A related Spanish noun is “motoazada” which is often used to refer to a motocultivator.

A commonly used expression with the word “azada” is:
  • Azada al hombro (hoe on the shoulder);

An example of the use of the word "azada" is:
  • Azada al hombro, Pedro se fue a cavar al huerto (hoe on his shoulder, Pedro went to dig in the garden); loves the word "azada" in the YouTube clip: Cómo  funciona una motoazada

For more on the word "azada", visit: Azada

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