Thursday, 24 September 2015

Baúl

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)

Notes


*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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