Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday October 12, 2011
Imagen has very much the same range of application as its English cousin image.
It can be used literally to refer to a physical image or picture:
las imágenes del accidente
the images or pictures of the accident
And as all designers and presenters know:
Una imagen vale más que mil palabras.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
(Remember that in Spanish the phrase is, word for word, more than a thousand words.)
Like English, imagen can refer by extension to the mental image or picture you have of someone:
Tenía otra imagen de ti.
I had a different image of you.
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