Today's WOTD is: "zapato" = shoe
In Spanish, “zapato” is a masculine noun of Turkish origin, the main meaning of which is shoe. The plural form "zapatos" is also often used.
A related word is “zapatilla”, the main meaning of which is slipper and the plural form of which, "zapatillas" is also often used.
Some expressions with the word “zapato” are:
- Encontrar alguien la horma de su zapato (to find a match/ to come across someone who doesn't just let you do what you want);
- No llegarle a alguien a la suela del zapato (not fit to tie someone's shoe laces);
- No llegarle a alguien a su zapato (not fit to tie someone's shoe laces);
- Saber alguien donde le aprieta el zapato (to know fine well what suits him/ her);
- Zapatos de tacón (high heel shoes);
Some examples of the use of the word "zapato" are:
- En su novia Manolo encontró la horma de su zapato (Manolo has found that his girlfriend is more than match for him/ keeps him on the straight and narrow);
- Pedro no te llega a la suela del zapato (Pedro is not fit to tie your shoe laces);
- Pedro no te llega a tu zapato (Pedro is not fit to tie your shoe laces);
- María sabe donde le aprieta el zapato (Maria knows fine well what suits her);
- Esos zapatos de tacón te favorecen mucho (those high heel shoes really suit you);
Love-Spanish.com loves the word "zapato" in the YouTube clip: Zapato viejo - Manu chao
For more on the word "zapato", visit: Wordreference.com/es/ Zapato
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “zapato” in the link to hear the word pronounced.
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