Today's word is: "avión" = aeroplane
In Spanish, “avión” is a masculine noun of French origin meaning aeroplane, airplane or aircraft and used as in:
- Los pasajeros se bajaron del avión a toda prisa (passengers got off the aircraft in a hurry);
Some Spanish expressions with the word “avión” are:
- Avión civil (civilian aircraft)
- Avión de caza (fighter plane);
- Avión de papel (paper plane)
- Bajarse del avión (to get off the plane)
- Bodega del avión (aircraft cargo hold/ bay/ compartment)
- Cabina del avión* (aircraft cabin)
- Coger** el avión (to catch a plane)
- Ir en avión (to go/ travel by plane)
- Subirse al avión (to get on the plane)
- Tomar el avión (to catch a plane)
- Viajar en avión (travel by plane)
*The noun “cabina” is sometimes used in aviation to refer to the cockpit, which is perhaps better known as “cabina de vuelo” or “cabina de pilotaje”.
**Remember that “coger” is a verb which in some parts, especially in the Americas, has a sexual connotation and may be liable to misinterpretation.
Love-Spanish.com loves the word "avión" in the YouTube clip: Video"Nos Vamos en Avion"/ El Trotamundos
For more on the word "avión", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Avión
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