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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 búho

Noun

Definition(s): owl

el águila (f.)

Noun

Definition(s): eagle

la paloma

Noun

Definition(s): pigeon, dove

el gorrión

Noun

Definition(s): sparrow

el petirrojo

Noun

Definition(s): robin

la corneja

Noun

Definition(s): crow

el cisne

Noun

Definition(s): swan

el ganso

Noun

Definition(s): goose

el halcón

Noun

Definition(s): falcon

el nido

Noun

Definition(s): nest

Examples:

«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.»

That's it for now. I hope you learned some new vocabulary today! Please upvote if you liked this, and make sure to see tomorrow's installment. If you have any requests for the next installment, please comment below with your idea. Thanks for reading this; bye! ~

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May 8, 2015

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rob2042

That was good. It had more variety. Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.tastic

You're welcome! I hope you enjoyed it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmuLampen

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."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BettiBop

This may be because pigeons and doves are in the same family. Some species of dove are sometimes called 'wild pigeons'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmuLampen

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.tastic

Pigeons are beautiful! Then again, I'm a city dweller.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.tastic

I'll change that :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marco-231

Pigeons are also called Rock Doves. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elgatobandido

Another great list.

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