Monday, 19 October 2015


Today's word is: Tonelada
Clase: sustantivo (noun)
Género: femenino (feminine)
Origen: francés (French)

In Spanish, “tonelada” is a feminine noun of French origin which means tonne or ton and is used as in:
  • El precio por tonelada ha subido (the price per tonne/ ton has increased)

In Spanish, the noun “tonelada” may also be used in a figurative sense, as in:
  • Ese diccionario pesa una tonelada (that dictionary weighs a tonne/ ton)

Some Spanish expressions with the word “tonelada” are:
  • Tonelada de arqueo (unit of capacity = 2.83 cubic meters)
  • Tonelada métrica (metric tonne/ ton = 1000 kg)
  • Tonelada seca (dry tonne/ ton) loves the word "tonelada" in the YouTube clip: Francisco "El Gallo" Elizalde -16Toneladas

For more on the word "tonelada", visit: Tonelada

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

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