Today's word is: Baúl
Clase: sustantivo (noun)
Género: masculino (masculine)
Origen: francés (French)
In Spanish, “baúl”* is a masculine noun of perhaps French origin which means trunk or chest, and is used as in:
- Un baúl de madera (a wooden chest/ trunk)
The noun “baúl” is sometimes used colloquially to refer to the stomach -see expressions below
Some Spanish expressions with the word “baúl” are:
- El baúl de los recuerdos (old time memory/ memory lane);
- Henchir el baúl (to eat a lot)
- Llenar el baúl (to eat a lot)
*The noun “baúl” is in some parts, though not universally, used to refer to the boot or trunk in a car, which is also known as “el maletero” or “el portaequipajes”.
Love-Spanish.com loves the word "baúl" in the YouTube clip: Karina - El baúl de los recuerdos
For more on the word "baúl", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Baúl
NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word "baúl” in the link to hear the word pronounced.
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