Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Camarero

Today's WOTD is: "camarero" = waiter

1. In Spanish, “camarero”* is a masculine noun of Latin origin nowadays commonly used to refer to a waiter.
  • El camarero, se ha portado muy bien y se merece una propina (the waiter has treated us very well and deserves a tip);

*NB In some parts the noun “camarero” is often used to refer to a steward. In some parts, a waiter is more commonly known as a mesero or “mozo


2. The feminine form “camarera”* is nowadays often used to refer to a waitress.
  • La camarera, se ha portado muy bien y se merece una propina (the waiter has treated us very well and deserves a tip);
*NB In some parts the noun “camarera” is often used to refer to a stewardess, a maid or a chambermaid. In in some parts, a waitress is more commonly known as a mesera .


3. In the game of baseball, “camarero” is a term used to refer to a second baseman.
  • Los Marlins buscan nuevo camarero (The Marlins are looking for a new second baseman);

4. An expression with the word “camarero” is:
  • Trabajar de camarero (to work as a waiter);
    • El verano pasado trabajé de camarero en un bar de la playa (last summer I worked as a waiter in a bar on the beach);


Love-Spanish.com loves the word "camarero" in the YouTube clip: camarero!!!!!!!!!que!!!!¿? selección española de futbol 2008

For more on the word "camarero", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Camarero

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

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