Friday, 13 November 2015

Robo

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

In Spanish, “robo” is a masculine noun of Latin origin which means theft or robbery and used as in:
  • ¿Has denunciado el robo de la cartera? (have you reported the theft of your wallet?)



The action word/ verb “robar” is a related word meaning to steal, to pinch or to nick, and is used as in:
  • Me robaron el coche (I had my car stolen)


Some Spanish expressions with the word “robo” are:
  • Ser un robo (to be a rip-off/ daylight robbery/ highway robbery)
    • Lo que cobraron por la cena es un robo (what they charged for the dinner is a rip-off/ is highway robbery)
  • Intento de robo (attempted robbery)
  • Ir al robo (to take a card from the pile -in a game of cards)
  • Robo a mano armada (armed robbery)
  • Robo de datos personales (identity theft/ identity fraud)
  • Robo domiciliario (home burglary)
  • Robo menor (petty theft)
  • Seguro contra robo (theft/ burglary insurance)
  • Tentativa de robo (attempted robbery)



Notes

The noun, “robo” is often used in a figurative sense, as in:
  • Lo que cobraron por la cena es un robo (what they charged for the dinner is a rip-off/ is highway robbery)




See the action word/ verb “robar in the YouTube clip: HERMETICA - Robó un auto


For more on the word "robo", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Robo

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

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