Today's word is: Litro
Clase: sustantivo (noun)
Género: masculino (masculine)
Origen: francés (French)
In Spanish, “litro” is a masculine noun of French origin which means litre or liter and is used as in:
- Un litro de leche (a litre of milk)
A related word is the feminine noun “litrona” which means a large bottle of beer**.
Spanish expressions with the word “litro” are:
- Litros a los 100 kilómetros* (litres/ liters per 100 kilometres/ kilometers)
- Ese coche consume 8 litros a los 100 km (that car consumes 8 litres/ liters per 100 km)
- Precio por litro (price per litre/ liter)
*It refers to the amount of fuel a vehicle requires to travel 100km. Alternative ways of expressing this unit of vehicle consumption are: “litros por 100 km” or simply “l/100km”.
** This is a colloquial term which usually means a litre bottle. However, it could also mean a larger bottle, for example, a bottle containing 1.5 litres.
Practice listening to and using the word "litro" with the YouTube clip:
Rock Español | Ramoncin: Litros de Alcohol
For more on the word "litro", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Litro
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