Thursday, 29 October 2015


Today's word is: Cubo
Clase: sustantivo (noun)
Género: masculino (masculine)
Origen: latín (Latin)

In Spanish, “cubo” is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means bucket or pail and is used as in:
  • Un cubo de agua (a bucket of water)

The noun “cubo” may also mean cube, as in:
  • El cubo es una figura geométrica (a cube is a geometrical figure)
  • El cubo de 2 es 8 (the cube of 2 is 8)

The description word/ adjective “cúbico”/ “cúbica” is a related word meaning cubic, and used as in:
  • Ahorramos varios metros cúbicos de agua al año (we save several cubic metres of water per year)

The action word/ verb “cubicar” is also a related word meaning to cube or determine a volume, and is used as in:
  • Tuvieron que cubicar la piscina (they had to determine the volume of the pool)

Some Spanish expressions with the word “cubo” are:
  • Al cubo (cubed/ to the power of 3)
    • 2 al cubo es igual a 8 (2 to the power of 3 is equal to 8)
  • Cubo de la basura (rubbish bin/ trash can) loves the word "cubo" in the YouTube clip: CALO - El Cubo

For more on the word "cubo", visit: Cubo

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

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