Wednesday, 22 April 2015


Today's word is: "cirujano" = surgeon

In Spanish, “cirujano” is a masculine noun of Latin/ Greek origin, which means surgeon -male* and is used as in:
  • Tu amigo es cirujano, ¿verdad? (your friend is a surgeon, isn't he?);

The noun “cirugía” is a related word meaning surgery and used as in:
  • Cirugía estética (cosmetic surgery)
  • Cirugía plástica (plastic surgery)
  • Cirugía menor (minor surgery)

The noun “quirófano” is also a related word meaning operating theatre or operating room and used as in:
  • El paciente fue trasladado al quirófano (the patient was taken to the operating theatre/ room)
  • Pasar por el quirófano (to have an operation/ to go under the knife -colloquially)

The describing word/ adjective “quirúrgico”/ “quirúrgica” is also a related word meaning surgical and used as in:

  • Robot quirúrgico (surgical robot)
  • Operación quirúrgica (surgical intervention/ operation)

* Note

For a female surgeon the feminine form, “cirujana” should be used. loves the word "cirujano" in the YouTube clip: Pinocho - Canciones Infantiles

For more on the word "cirujano", visit: Cirujano

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

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