Friday, 23 August 2013

Chaqueta

Today's WOTD is: "chaqueta" = jacket

In Spanish, “chaquetais a feminine noun of French origin, the main meaning of which is jacket/ sports coat.

In some parts of the Spanish-speaking world, the noun “chaqueta” may also used to refer to a tooth crown.


Some expressions with the word “chaqueta” are:
  • Cambiar de chaqueta (to change sides);
  • (Chaqueta) americana (blazer -Spain);
  • Chaqueta de ante (suede jacket);
  • Chaqueta de cuero (leather jacket);
  • Chaqueta de lana (wool jacket);
  • Chaqueta de pana (corduroy jacket);
  • Chaqueta de piel (leather jacket);
  • Chaqueta impermeable (waterproof jacket);
  • Chaqueta metálica (Full Metal Jacket -film title in Spain);
  • Llevar chaqueta (to wear a jacket);
  • Ponerse la chaqueta (to put on the jacket);
  • Quitarse la chaqueta (to take off the jacket);
  • Ser más vago que la chaqueta de un guardia (to be bone idle -Spain);

Some examples of the use of the word "chaqueta" are:
  • El muy cobarde cambió de chaqueta (the big coward changed sides);
  • Esa (chaqueta) americana te queda muy bien (that blazer really suits you);
  • Esa chaqueta de ante te queda muy bien (that suede jacket really suits you);
  • Esa chaqueta de cuero te queda muy bien (that leather jacket really suits you);
  • Esa chaqueta de lana te queda muy bien (that wool jacket really suits you);
  • Esa chaqueta de pana te queda muy bien (that corduroy jacket really suits you);
  • Esa chaqueta de piel te queda muy bien (that leather jacket really suits you);
  • Cuando llueve me pongo una chaqueta impermeable (when it rains I put on a waterproof jacket);
  • Sería mejor llevar chaqueta, ¿verdad? (it would be better to wear a jacket, wouldn't it?);
  • Me pongo la chaqueta porque tengo frío (I put on a jacket because I am cold);
  • Me quito la chaqueta porque tengo calor (I take off my jacket because I am hot);
  • Ese tipo es más vago que la chaqueta de un guardia (that guy is bone idle);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "chaqueta" in the YouTube clip: Chaqueta Piaggio – Guajira pa' mi barrio

For more on the word "chaqueta", visit: Wordreference.com/es/ Chaqueta

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

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