Sunday, 19 May 2013


Today's WOTD is: "carretilla" = wheelbarrow

In Spanish, “carretilla” is a feminine noun of Latin origin, which means wheelbarrow.

Some commonly used expressions with the word “carretilla” are:
  • Carretilla de juguete (toy wheelbarrow);
  • Carretilla elevadora (forklift truck);
  • De carretilla (parrot fashion);
  • Trébol de carretilla (toothed medick/ bur clover);

Some examples of the use of the word "carretilla" are:
  • Se vende carrretilla elevadora en buen estado (for sale forklift truck in good condition);
  • Para los niños tenemos una carretilla de juguete (we have a toy wheelbarrow for the children);
  • Pedro se sabe las tablas de multiplicar de carretilla (Pedro knows the times tables parrot fashion);
  • El trébol de carretilla es una especie de planta silvestre (the toothed medick/ bur clover is a plant species growing in the wild); loves the word "carretilla" in the YouTube clip: Carretilla Matera El Gredal Artesanías

For more on the word "carretilla", visit: Carretilla

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

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