Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Thursday January 10, 2013
The plural form of papel, los papeles, can refer to papers in the broad sense of ‘documents’.
De vez en cuando tenía que firmar papeles.
From time to time I had to sign papers.
Recogió los papeles y fotografías que había sobre la mesa.
She picked up the papers and photos that were on the table.
Papeles also means official papers, and even ID, so it’s a word that may come in handy when you’re travelling in Spanish-speaking countries. An official, or the police, might ask you for:
Sus papeles, por favor.
Can I see your papers please?
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