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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