Thursday, 10 October 2013


Today's WOTD is: "boina" = beret/ cap

In Spanish, “boina” is a feminine noun thought to be of French origin, the main meaning of which is beret/ cap.

Some expressions with the word “boina” are:
  • Boina calada* (beret worn in a tight fit -down to the ears)
  • Llevar boina (to wear a beret);

*NB This expression is sometimes used as a derogatory term inferring lack of sophistication in the part of a person wearing a beret in such way.

Some examples of the use of the words "boina" are:
  • Con esa boina calada pareces de pueblo (with that tight fitting beret you look like a red-neck/ country bumpkin);
  • Te gusta llevar boina, ¿verdad? (you like wearing a beret, don't you?); loves the word "boina" in the YouTube clip: Decibelios- boina

For more on the word "boina", visit: Boina

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