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Spanish Word of the Day: Cortijo

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Paisaje rural andaluz II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/29/2002
Word: Cortijo
(cor-TI-jo), sustantivo masculino
English: farmhouse
Etymology: De corte, en latín, curtare
Meaning: En Andalucía y Extremadura, extensión grande de campo y el conjunto de edificaciones para labor y vivienda.
Topic:Paisaje rural andaluz II

“Un centenar de metros más lejos, los cortijos empiezan a espaciarse.”

Juan Goytisolo. Campos de Níjar.