Friday, 31 July 2015


Today's word is: "butacaarmchair

In Spanish, “butaca” is a feminine noun of Cumanagoto Indian language origin, which means armchair and used as in:
  • Esa butaca es muy cómoda (that armchair is very comfortable);

The noun “butaca” is often used to refer to a seat in a theatre/ plane/ bus/ etc. and the corresponding ticket which entitles someone to occupy that seat
  • Tenemos butacas reservadas para la película de esta noche (we have seats reserved/ booked for tonight's film)

A Spanish expression with the word “butaca” is:
  • Butaca de patio (a seat in the stalls/ the main floor/ the arena/ orchestra section)
  • Patio de butacas* (the stalls/ the arena/ the orchestra section/ the main floor)


*The lower sitting area in front of the stage in a theatre is commonly know in Spanish as “la platea” or “el patio de butacas loves the word "butaca" in the YouTube clip: LaButaca Vacía - Jairo

For more on the word "butaca", visit: Butaca

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

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