Thursday, 18 December 2014

Estatua

Today's WOTD is: "estatua" = statue

In Spanish, “estatua” is a feminine noun of Latin origin, meaning statue, as in:
  • En el centro de la glorieta se erige una enorme estatua (in the centre of the roundabout stands a huge statue);



Some Spanish expressions with the word “estatua” are:
  • Estatua ecuestre (horse and rider statue);
    • Una estatua ecuestre de Carlos III (a statue of Charles III on horseback);
  • Merecer alguien una estatua (to merit/ to be worthy of recognition or praise);
    • Por lo que has hecho, te mereces una estatua (you really deserve praise/ recognition for what you have done);
  • Quedarse hecho una estatua (to be left speechless/ flabbergasted/ frozen/ petrified);
    • Pedro se quedó hecho una estatua cuando le contaron lo ocurrido (Pedro was speechless when told what had happened);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "estatua" in the YouTube clip: Estatua Xuxa - Español Para Mica que le encanta!!!!

For more on the word "estatua", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Estatua

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

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