Friday, 26 July 2013

Zapato

Today's WOTD is: "zapato" = shoe

In Spanish, “zapatois 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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