Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday March 16, 2013
country, countryside, field
The ‘false friend’ that we will be looking at today is campo. Be careful not to use campo as a translation for camp, except in the expression concentration camp - campo de concentración.
The main meanings of the Spanish word campo are country, countryside and field.
Prefiero vivir en el campo.
I prefer living in the country.
El campo se pone verde en primavera.
The countryside turns green in springtime.
un campo de trigo
a field of wheat
Sometimes the word is used figuratively:
Es un experto en su campo.
He’s an expert in his field.
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