Monday, 1 June 2015

Tren

Today's word is: "tren" = train


In Spanish, “tren” is a masculine noun of French origin meaning train and used as in:
  • El tren está a punto de salir (train is about to depart);






Some Spanish expressions with the word “tren” are:
  • A todo tren (grand style/ high on the hog/ no expense or luxury spared/ at full speed)
    • Viven a todo tren (they live grand style/ high on the hog)
    • El coche iba a todo tren (the car was going at full speed/ top speed/ could not go any faster)
  • Bajarse del tren (to get off the train)
  • Coger* el tren (to take/ to catch the train)
    • Vamos a coger el tren (we are going to take/ catch the train)
  • Estación de tren (train station)
  • Estar como un tren (to look stunning/ to be a hunk/ a hot babe -colloquial)
    • El novio de tu hermana está como un tren (your sister's boyfriend is a hunk)
    • La novia de tu hermano está como un tren (your brother's girlfriend is a hot babe)
  • Estar como para parar un tren (to look stunning/ to be a hunk/ a hot babe -colloquial)
    • El novio de tu hermana está como para parar un tren (your sister's boyfriend is a hunk)
    • La novia de tu hermano está como para parar un tren (your brother's girlfriend is a hot babe)
  • Estar como vacas mirando el tren (to be in a daze/ in a cloud)
  • Para parar un tren (coming out of one's ears -colloquial)
    • Tienen dinero para parar un tren (money is coming out of their ears)
  • Perder el último tren (to miss the boat -colloquial)
  • Subirse al tren (to get on the train)
  • Tomar el tren (to take/ to catch the train)
    • Vamos a tomar el tren (we are going to take/ catch the train)
  • Tren botijo (excursion/ summer vacation train)
  • Tren correo (mail/ postal train)
  • Tren de alta velocidad** (high speed train)
  • Tren de aterrizaje (landing gear of an aircraft)
  • Tren de carga (freight train/ goods train)
  • Tren de cercanías (commuter train)
  • Tren de contenedores (container train)
  • Tren de largo recorrido (long distance train)
  • Tren de lavado (car wash)
  • Tren de mercancías (freight train/ goods train)
  • Tren de ondas (wave train)
  • Tren de pasajeros (passenger train)
  • Tren de vida (lifestyle)
  • Tren delantero (front wheel assembly -car)
  • Tren directo (through train)
  • Tren expreso (express train)
  • Tren ligero (light train)
  • Tren mixto (mixed passenger and freight/ goods train)
  • Tren omnibus (local train/ accommodation train -US)
  • Tren postal (mail/ postal train)
  • Tren rápido (express train)
  • Tren suburbano (commuter train)
  • Tren trasero (rear wheel assembly -car)
  • Vagón del tren (rail car)
  • Vestíbulo de la estación del tren (train station waiting lobby/ foyer/ hall)
  • Vía del tren (rail/ railroad track)
  • Viaje en tren (train journey)


Notes

*Remember that “coger” is a verb which in some parts, especially in the Americas, has a sexual connotation and may be liable to misinterpretation.
**The Spanish AVE (Alta Velocidad Española) is an example of a high speed train.




Love-Spanish.com loves the word "tren" in the YouTube clip: Los Tachos - El Tren

For more on the word "tren", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Tren

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

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