Monday, 28 April 2014

Capítulo

Today's WOTD is: "capítulo" = chapter


In Spanish, “capítulo” is a masculine noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is chapter, as in:
  • Estoy leyendo el primer capítulo de este libro (I am reading the first chapter of this book);

The noun “capítulo” is also often used to refer to an episode in a series of TV or radio programmes, as in:
  • Los mejores momentos del capítulo 26 de la serie de TV Isabel (the highlights of episode 26 of the TV series Isabel);

The related word “capitular” can be an action word/ verb meaning to capitulate or surrender, as in:
  • La ciudad asediada capituló (the besieged city surrendered/ capitulated);

Some Spanish expressions with the word “capítulo” are:
  • Capítulo general (general chapter);
  • Cerrar capítulo (to close/ finish/ end a chapter);
  • Ser capítulo aparte (to be something different or which is worthy of being dealt with separately);
    • Todos tenemos nuestros puntos débiles, pero Pedro es capítulo aparte (we all have our foibles, but Pedro is another matter);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "capítulo" in the YouTube clip: Anuar Martinez - Un Capítulo Más (Canción de Graduación)

For more on the word "capítulo", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Capítulo*

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

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