Tuesday, 3 March 2015


Today's WOTD is: "guía" = guide
In Spanish, “guía” is a feminine noun of uncertain origin, which means guide*, as in:
  • Ese periódico publica una buena guía de espectáculos (that newspaper publishes a very good theatre guide/ entertainment page);

*NB When referring to a person “guía” is also masculine, as in:
  • Pedro es muy buen guía turístico (Pedro is a very good tourist guide)

The related action word/ verb “guiar” means to guide or to lead, as in:
  • El mapa nos guió hasta aquí (the map led us/ guided us here);

A couple of Spanish expressions with the word “guía” are:
  • Guía de calles (street guide/ map);
  • Guía de espectáculos (theatre/ entertainment guide);
  • Guía telefónica (telephone directory);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "guía" in the YouTube clip: "Guía mi luz"-David Demaría con India Martínez

For more on the word "guía", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Guía

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

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