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)
Love-Spanish.com 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: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Ladrón
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “ladrón” in the link to hear the word pronounced.
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