Spanish Word of the Day
Saturday, May 24, 2014
grano noun: grain
  • Sometimes Spanish use one word for what English expresses with several different ones, and grano is a case in point. It can refer to a grain of rice, wheat, sugar, salt, or sand:
    Tiene el tamaño de un grano de sal. It’s the same size as a grain of salt.
    un grano de trigo a grain of wheat
  • When talking about coffee and cocoa, it is a bean:
    Tiene el tamaño de un grano de sal. It’s the same size as a grain of salt.
    un grano de trigo a grain of wheat
    un grano de cacao a cocoa bean
  • Grano is used in a very idiomatic phrase: ir al grano, to get straight to the point.
    Tiene el tamaño de un grano de sal. It’s the same size as a grain of salt.
    un grano de trigo a grain of wheat
    un grano de cacao a cocoa bean
    Voy a ir al grano. I’m going to get straight to the point.
    Fue directo al grano. He went straight to the point.
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