Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday February 12, 2013

obra, noun:

One basic translation of obra is work in the general sense of a writer’s or artist’s entire output.

la obra juvenil de Lorca
Lorca’s early work

Notice how Spanish is singular but English is plural in the following example:

la obra completa de Neruda
Neruda’s complete works

You can use obra in some very common compounds.

una obra de arte
a work of art

una obra maestra
a masterpiece

una obra de teatro
a play

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