Monday, 14 September 2015


Today's word is: Equipaje
Clase: sustantivo (noun)
Género: masculino (masculine)
Origen: francés (French)

In Spanish, “equipaje” is a masculine noun of French origin which means luggage or baggage and used as in:
  • Hoy llevamos mucho equipaje (today we are carrying a lot of luggage/ baggage);

The action word/ verb “equipar” is a related word meaning to equip or to kit out, and used as in:
  • Deberíamos equiparnos de manera decuada para ir a esquiar (we should get ourselves kitted out properly to go skying)

Some Spanish expressions with the word “equipaje” are:
  • Equipaje de mano (hand luggage/ baggage)
  • Exceso de equipaje (excess luggage/ baggage)
  • Ligero de equipaje* (to travel light)
    • Me gusta viajar ligero de equipaje (I like travelling light)
  • Portaequipaje(s) (boot/ trunk/ roof rack/ luggage rack)
    • El portaequipaje(s) de ese coche es muy grande (that car's boot/ trunk is very big)
  • Retirar el equpiaje (to collect the luggage/ baggage)


*Expression also used often in a figurative sense, meaning light in emotional baggage loves the word "equipaje" in the YouTube clip: Joaquin Sabina - Noches de boda

For more on the word "equipaje", visit: Cirujano

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

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