Tuesday, 14 October 2014


Today's WOTD is: "barco" = boat
In Spanish, “barco” is a masculine noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is boat*, as in:
  • Me gusta viajar en barco (I like travelling by boat);
NB The noun “barco” also means ship or vessel.

The noun “embarcadero” is a related word which means jetty, pier or quay, as in:
  • Un yate amarrado a un embarcadero de madera (a yacht tied to wooden jetty)

The action word/ verb “embarcar” is a related word which means to embark, board, or get on board a ship or other type of craft, as in:
  • Estamos listos para embarcar (we are ready for boarding);

Some Spanish expressions with the word “barco” are:
  • Barco a la deriva (boat/ ship adrift/ drifting);
  • Barco a motor (motor boat);
  • Barco a vela (sailing boat);
  • Barco cablero (cable ship);
  • Barco carbonero (collier);
  • Barco cisterna (tanker);
  • Barco contenedor* (container ship);
  • Barco de apoyo (support ship);
  • Barco de carga (cargo boat/ ship);
  • Barco de guerra (warship);
  • Barco de vapor (steamer);
  • Barco de vela (sailing boat);
  • Barco hundido (sunk boat);
  • Barco meteorológico (weather ship);
  • Barco nodriza (supply ship);
  • Barco patrullero (patrol ship/ boat);
  • Barco vivienda (house boat);
*NB Also known as “portacontenedores

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "barco" in the YouTube clip: Maná -Perdido en un barco (Video Oficial)

For more on the word "barco", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Barco

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

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