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)
For a female surgeon the feminine form, “cirujana” should be used.
Love-Spanish.com loves the word "cirujano" in the YouTube clip: Pinocho - Canciones Infantiles
For more on the word "cirujano", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Cirujano
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “cirujano” in the link to hear the word pronounced.
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