Spanish Word of the Day
Friday, December 19, 2014
doblar verb: to fold
  • Doblar has several interconnected meanings. First, to fold something.
    Doblé las sábanas y las guardé. I folded the sheets and put them away.
  • When talking about bending your arms or knees, doblar also applies:
    Doblé las sábanas y las guardé. I folded the sheets and put them away.
    No podía doblar la rodilla por el dolor. I couldn’t bend my knee for the pain.
  • A distantly related meaning is to turn from one direction to another:
    Doblé las sábanas y las guardé. I folded the sheets and put them away.
    No podía doblar la rodilla por el dolor. I couldn’t bend my knee for the pain.
    Cuando llegues* al cruce, dobla a la derecha. When you reach the junction, turn right.
  • Notice the phrase, doblar la esquina to turn a corner:
    Doblé las sábanas y las guardé. I folded the sheets and put them away.
    No podía doblar la rodilla por el dolor. I couldn’t bend my knee for the pain.
    Cuando llegues* al cruce, dobla a la derecha. When you reach the junction, turn right.
    Al doblar la esquina de su casa vio el reloj. When he turned the corner of his house he saw the clock.
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