Thursday, 7 May 2015


Today's word is: "ladrón" = thief
In Spanish, “ladrón” is a masculine noun of Latin origin, which means thief or robber -male* and is used as in:
  • Pillaron al ladrón infraganti (they caught the thief red-handed);

Spanish expressions with the word “ladrón” are:
  • Cueva de ladrones (rip-off joint -literally a thief's cave/den);
  • Ladrón de guante blanco (white-collar thief/ pickpocket)
  • Palomo ladrón (a cock pigeon which lures female pigeons away from their dovecote and into its own) loves the word "ladrón" in the YouTube clip: ¡Al ladrón, al ladrón! - Joaquín Sabina

  • For a female thief or robber, the feminine form, “ladrona” should be used.
  • Spelling/ Ortografía:
    • Singular: ladrón -accentuated/ con acento
    • Plural: ladrones -not accentuated/ sin acento

For more on the word "ladrón", visit: Ladrón

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

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