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Spanish Word of the Day: Zaguán

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Zaguán

Léxico relacionado con el hogar

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 10/6/2014
Word: Zaguán
(za-GUÁN), sustantivo masculino.
English: Hallway, entry
Etymology: Del árabe ´ustuwan.
Meaning: Espacio cubierto situado dentro de una casa, que sirve de entrada a ella y está inmediato a la puerta de la calle.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con el hogar
Example:

"El zaguán, pintado de azul, era oscuro, con las paredes desconchadas y salitrosas; la escalera, de castaño, torcida y apolillada...".
(Pío Baroja, Las Inquietudes de Shanti Andía)

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