Daily Spanish Vocabulary #6
This is the sixth of a series I'll be making to help people here learn some more vocabulary. I'll be using a selection of words: sometimes based on current issues, sometimes based on requests, and other times based on what I feel like doing. Anyways, enjoy!
Today's topic is based on birds.
el águila (f.)
Definition(s): pigeon, dove
«El halcón subió y bajó.»
«Cisnes y gansos nadan.»
«Una corneja está en el árbol.»
«Petirrojos son rojos.»
«El gorrión durmió en el nido anoche.»
«Duo es un búho verde.»
«Las palomas viven en la ciudad.»
«El águila es un pájaro.»
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I thought for sure you were wrong when I saw paloma as pigeon. I learned paloma as dove (from reading the Bible in Spanish). Turns out that paloma, somehow, means both pigeon and dove!
Bible reference I learned the word from - Mateo 3:16 - "Tan pronto como Jesús fue bautizado, subió del agua. En ese momento se abrió el cielo, y él vio al Espríritu de Dios bajar como una paloma y posarse sobre él."
Matthew 3:16 - "As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. At that moment the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and perching on him."
This may be because pigeons and doves are in the same family. Some species of dove are sometimes called 'wild pigeons'.
Interesting. I suppose that in my mind a pigeon and dove have the same basic shape, just I think of a pigeon as a dirty, annoying bird, and a dove as a pure, majestic creature.