Monday, 7 July 2014


Today's WOTD is: "fuente" = spring
1. In Spanish, “fuente” is a feminine noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is spring, as in:
  • El agua de esa fuente es muy buena (the water from that spring is very good);
2. The word “fuente” may also mean fountain, as in:
  • Nos gustó mucho la Fuente de Trevi (we really liked the Trevi Fountain);

3. The word “fuente” may also mean source or origin, as in:
  • El sol es una fuente de energía (the sun is an energy source);

4. The word “fuente” may also mean platter, salver or even a bowl, as in:
  • Nos pusieron una fuente de ensalada enorme (we were served a huge salad bowl);

5. Some expressions with the word “fuente” are:
  • Código fuente (source code -IT)
  • Fuente confiable (reliable source);
  • Fuente de alimentación (power supply/ power source);
  • Fuente de conocimiento (source of knowledge);
  • Fuente de empleo (source of jobs/ source of employment);
  • Fuente de información (source of information/ information source);
  • Fuente de ingresos (source of income);
  • Fuente de inspiración (source of inspiration);
  • Fuente de juventud (source of youth);
  • Fuente de riqueza (source of wealth);
  • Fuente de trabajo (source of jobs/ source of employment);
  • Fuente de piedra (stone fountain); loves the word "fuente" in the YouTube clip: TIJERITAS - aguita de la fuente.wmv

For more on the word "fuente", visit: Fuente

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

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