Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Arena

Today's WOTD is: "arena" = sand

In Spanish, “arena” is a feminine noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is sand, as in:
  • La arena de esa playa es muy gruesa (the sand in that beach is very coarse);


A related word is “arenal”, a masculine noun meaning a sandy area.


A Spanish expression with the word “arena” is:
  • Arena movediza (quicksand);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "arena" in the YouTube clip: ArenasMovedizas - Joaquin Sabina.

For more on the word "arena", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Arena

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

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