Friday, 4 September 2015

Tranvía

Today's word is: "tranvía" = tram


In Spanish, “tranvía” is a masculine noun of English origin which means tram or streetcar and used as in:
  • Un tranvía llamado Deseo* (A streetcar named Desire);





Some Spanish expressions with the word “tranvía” are:
  • Bajarse del tranvía (to get off the tram/ streetcar)
  • Coger** el tranvía (to catch a tram/ streetcar)
  • Ir en tranvía (to go by tram/ streetcar)
  • Subirse al tranvía (to get on the tram/ streetcar)
  • Tomar el tranvía (to catch a tram/ streetcar)


Notes

*Spanish title of the play by American playwright Tennessee Williams

**Remember that “coger” is a verb which in some parts, especially in the Americas, has a sexual connotation and may be liable to misinterpretation.




Love-Spanish.com loves the word "tranvía" in the YouTube clip: Los Sirex - El Tranvía.wmv

For more on the word "tranvía", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Tranvía

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

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