Wednesday, 1 July 2015


Today's word is: "taxi" = taxi

In Spanish, “taxi” is a masculine noun of Greek origin, with a similar meaning to its English counterpart, that is, taxi or a cab, and used as in:
  • Fuimos al aeropuerto en taxi (we went to the airport in a taxi);

The noun “taxista* is a related word meaning taxi or cab driver, and is used as in:
  • El taxista parecía estar muy cansado (the taxi/ cab driver seemed to be very tired)

Some Spanish expressions with the word “taxi” are:
  • Andar en taxi (to travel by taxi/ cab);
    • A Pedro le gusta mucho andar en taxi (Pedro really likes travelling by taxi/ cab)
  • Coger** un taxi (to take a taxi/ cab)
    • Cogimos un taxi para ir a la estación (we took a taxi to go to the station)
  • Ir en taxi (to go/ travel by taxi/ cab)
    • Fuimos en taxi al aeropuerto (we went to the airport in a taxi/ cab)
  • Radio taxi (radio taxi/ minicab)
  • Servicio de taxi (taxi/ minicab service)
  • Taxi colectivo (shared taxi method of transport)
  • Taxi libre (free/ available taxi/ cab)
  • Taxi pirata (unlicensed/ illegal taxi)
  • Tomar un taxi (to take a taxi/ cab)
    • Tomamos un taxi para ir a la estación (we took a taxi to go to the station)


*May be used to refer to either a male or a female taxi or cab driver (el taxista / la taxista)

**Remember that “coger” is a verb which in some parts, especially in the Americas, has a sexual connotation and may be liable to misinterpretation. loves the word "taxi" in the YouTube clip: Osmani Garcia Ft. Pitbull, Sensato - El Taxi

For more on the word "taxi", visit: Taxi

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

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