Thursday, 15 August 2013

Cremallera

Today's WOTD is: "cremallera" = zip/ zipper

In Spanish, “cremallerais a feminine noun of French origin, the main meaning of which is zip/ zipper. The Spanish noun “cremallera” is also commonly used as a mechanical term to refer to a 'rack and pinion' gear system.


Some expressions with the word “cremallera” are:
  • Abrir la cremallera (to unfasten the zip/ zipper);
  • Abrochar la cremallera (to fasten the zip/ zipper);
  • Bajar la cremallera (to unfasten the zip/ zipper);
  • Cerrar la cremallera (to fasten the zip/ zipper);
  • Cremallera de la dirección (steering system rack and pinion mechanism);
  • Desabrochar la cremallera (to unfasten the zip/ zipper);
  • Dirección de cremallera (rack and pinion steering system);
  • Subir la cremallera (to fasten the zip/ zipper);

Some examples of the use of the word "cremallera" are:
  • La cremallera se abrió sola (the zip/zipper opened/ unfastened by itself);
  • Abrocha la cremallera del vestido (fasten the zip/zipper on the dress);
  • La cremallera se bajó sola (the zip/zipper opened/ unfastened by itself);
  • Cierra la cremallera del vestido (fasten the zip/zipper on the dress);
  • Hay que cambiar la cremallera de la dirección (the rack and pinion mechanism needs replacing);
  • Un coche con dirección de cremallera (a car with rack and pinion steering system);
  • Sube la cremallera del vestido (fasten the zip/zipper on the dress);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "cremallera" in the YouTube clip: Sidecars - Cremalleras

For more on the word "cremallera", visit: Wordreference.com/es/ Cremallera

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

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