Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Monday March 18, 2013

rebeca, noun:

This is definitely a word whose meaning you couldn’t guess. Apparently it comes from Daphne Du Maurier’s famous book, Rebecca, whose young heroine was particularly fond of wearing a cardigan.
Don’t forget to use la instead of mi, tu etc when talking about putting on or taking off clothes in Spanish.

Me puse la rebeca.
I put on my cardigan.

Latin American speakers will be more familiar with the expression la chaqueta de punto (literally, knitted jacket).

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