Wednesday, 7 May 2014


Today's WOTD is: "aldea" = hamlet

In Spanish, “aldea” is a feminine noun of Arabic origin, the main meaning of which is hamlet or small village, as in:
  • Al anochecer, llegamos a una aldea (at dusk, we reached a hamlet/ small village);

A related describing word/ adjective is “aldeano”/ “aldeana”, which means village/ villager, and could also mean rustic, crude or uncultured.
  • Para la cena, nos ofrecieron un potaje aldeano (for supper, we were offered a rustic stew);

An expression in Spanish with the word “aldea” is:
  • Aldea global (global villlage); loves the word "aldea" in the YouTube clip: Aldeanos- Solo Tu (Letra)

For more on the word "aldea", visit: Aldea*

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

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