Today's WOTD is: "plancha" = iron
In Spanish, “plancha” is a feminine noun of French origin, the main meaning of which is iron. The Spanish noun “plancha” may also be used as:
- A term in construction/ industry, meaning a sheet of steel;
- A term in construction, meaning a wood/ timber panel;
- A term in printing, meaning a print press plate;
- A term in cooking, meaning a griddle/ pan;
A related Spanish action word/ verb is “planchar”, common meanings of which are, to iron/ to press.
Some expressions with the word “plancha” are:
- A la plancha (cooked on a griddle/ grilled);
- Plancha de blindaje (armour plating);
- Plancha de cabello (hair straightener);
- Plancha de pelo (hair straightener);
- Tirar a alguien una plancha (to stand someone up -México)
Some examples of the use of the word "plancha" are:
- La merluza a la plancha está muy rica (hake cooked on a griddle/ grilled is very nice);
- Un modelo de vehículo con planchas de blindaje (a model of vehicle with armour plating);
- Me han regalado una plancha de cabello (I have been given a pair of hair straighteners as a present);
- Me han regalado una plancha de pelo (I have been given a pair of hair straighteners as a present);
- Tu amigo me ha tirado una plancha (your friend has stood me up);
Love-Spanish.com loves the word "plancha" in the YouTube clip:Los Cantores De Chipuco - La Plancha (Video Oficial).
For more on the word "plancha", visit: Wordreference.com/es/ Plancha
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “plancha” in the link to hear the word pronounced.
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