Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Ladrillo

Today's WOTD is: "ladrillo" = brick
In Spanish, “ladrillo” is a masculine noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is brick, as in:
  • Vamos a construir una pared de ladrillo (we are going to build a brick wall);

The noun “ladrillo” is sometimes used to refer to something heavy/ hard going and boring (a drag or a bore), as in:
  • Esa novela es un ladrillo (that novel is boring/ is a drag);

The noun “ladrillo” also often used to refer to the construction or property market sector, as in:
  • Compramos la vivienda en pleno apogeo del ladrillo (we bought our home at the height/ peak of the the construction/ property market sector);

Some Spanish expressions with the word “ladrillo” are:
  • Ladrillo azulejo (tiling brick);
  • Ladrillo cara vista (facing brick);
  • Ladrillo cocido (fired brick);
  • Ladrillo de chocolate (chocolate brick);
  • Ladrillo refractario (heat/ fire-resistant brick);
  • Ladrillo seco (someone who can drink a lot without getting drunk -El Salvador);
  • Ladrillo vista (facing brick);
  • Ser alguien un ladrillo (to be studious and hard working -Peru);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "ladrillo" in the YouTube clip: LADRILLO (Tango - Canción) - Intérprete: Olimpo Cárdenas

For more on the word "ladrillo", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Ladrillo

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

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