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Spanish Word of the Day: Adobe

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Adobe

Léxico relacionado con la arquitectura

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/22/2008
Word: Adobe
(a-DO-be), sustantivo masculino.
English: adobe
Etymology: Del árabe at-tub, el ladrillo
Meaning: Masa de barro mezclado a veces con paja, moldeada en forma de ladrillo, que se emplea en la construcción de paredes o muros.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la arquitectura
Example:

“...un dédalo de casas y callejones de adobe, colorido emporio del negrerío, del mulataje, de una más reciente cholada, de toda esa chocolateada mezcolanza racial...” Ciro Alegría, “Duelo de caballeros”.

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