Monday, 27 May 2013

Clavel


Today's WOTD is: "clavel" = carnation

In Spanish, “clavel” is a masculine noun of Catalan origin, which means carnation.

Some expressions with the word “clavel” are:
  • Clavel encarnado (red carnation);
  • Clavel rojo (red carnation);
  • Clavel rosa (pink carnation);
  • Sin un clavel (with no money left/ broke -colloquially);
  • Rojo clavel (carnation red -colour);
  • Rosa clavel (carnation pink -colour);
  • Un clavel en la solapa (a carnation in the lapel);
  • Un manojo de claveles (a bunch of carnations);

A couple of examples of the use of the word "clavel" are:
  • Llevo un clavel encarnado en la solapa (I am wearing a read carnation in the lapel);
  • Llevo un clavel rojo en la solapa (I am wearing a red carnation in the lapel);
  • Llevo un clavel rosa en la solapa (I am wearing a pink carnation in the lapel);
  • Estamos sin un clavel (we are broke);
  • Esa blusa de color rojo clavel te queda muy bien (that carnation red blouse really suits you);
  • Esa blusa de color rosa clavel te queda muy bien (that carnation pink blouse really suits you);
  • El día de los enamorados es costumbre regalar un manojo de claveles (people often give a bunch of carnations on Valentine's day);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "clavel" in the YouTube clip: LaTuna - 4. Claveles y "Clavelitos"

For more on the word "clavel", visit: Wordreference.com/ Clavel

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

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