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Spanish Word of the Day: Albañil

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Albañil

Léxico relacionado con las profesiones II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/6/2003
Word: Albañil
(al-ba-ÑIL) Sustantivo.
English: bricklayer
Etymology: Del árabe al-banná
Meaning: Maestro u oficial en el arte de construir edificios u obras en que se empleen, según los casos, ladrillos, piedra, cal, arena, yeso, cemento u otros materiales semejantes.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con las profesiones II
Example:

"...le hice que me mostrara su plomada y era una plomada sencilla de albañil".

Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, El testimonio de Yarfoz p.24 Alianza Editorial

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