Monday, 16 February 2015

Milla

Today's word is: "milla" = mile
In Spanish, “milla” is a feminine noun of Latin origin, the meaning of which is mile, as in:
  • La milla es una unidad de longitud (the mile is a unit of length);

A related word is “nudo”, a noun which in English means a knot, as in:
  • El nudo es una unidad de velocidad de navegación (a knot is a unit of nautical speed);
  • Un nudo equivale a una milla náutica por hora (a knot equals a nautical mile per hour);

Some Spanish expressions with the word “milla” are:
  • Milla marina (nautical mile)
    • La milla marina equivale a un poco menos de 1,9 kilómetros (a marine/ nautical mile equals just under 1.9 kilometres);
  • Milla náutica (nautical mile)
    • La milla náutica equivale a un poco menos de 1,9 kilómetros (a nautical mile equals just under 1.9 kilometres);
  • Milla romana (Roman mile)
    • La milla romana equivalía a un poco menos de 1,5 kilómetros (a Roman mile equalled just under 1.5 kilometres);
  • Milla terrestre (statue mile/ land mile)
    • La milla terrestre equivale a un poco más de 1,6 kilómetros (a statue mile/ land mile equals just over 1.6 kilometres);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "milla" in the YouTube clip: Ilse,Ivonne y Mimi - 20 Millas (1Fila: En Vivo)

For more on the word "milla", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Milla


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