Spanish Word of the Day
Thursday, March 29, 2012
cinturón noun: belt
  • Sometimes a word in Spanish has a very similar basic meaning to an English word, and el cinturón is one of those. The literal belts it covers include the one you wear with pants:
    un cinturón de piel negro a black leather belt
  • It also covers the seatbelt you wear in an automobile, or an airplane. In this case the full phrase is el cinturón de seguridad.
    un cinturón de piel negro a black leather belt
    Salvaron la vida por llevar el cinturón puesto. They were saved by wearing their seabelts.
  • When travelling by air you will hear the cabin crew instructing:
    un cinturón de piel negro a black leather belt
    Salvaron la vida por llevar el cinturón puesto. They were saved by wearing their seabelts.
    Abróchense los cinturones de seguridad. Please fasten your seatbelts.
  • To do up your seatbelt you use the verb abrocharse, and to undo it, you use desabrocharse.
    un cinturón de piel negro a black leather belt
    Salvaron la vida por llevar el cinturón puesto. They were saved by wearing their seabelts.
    Abróchense los cinturones de seguridad. Please fasten your seatbelts.
PreviousWords of the Day
Phrase of the Day
To look down one's nose at somebody
Copyright ©  2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Suggest a Word Help