Spanish Word of the Day: 'Alboroto'

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The Local - [email protected] • 23 Oct, 2018 Updated Tue 23 Oct 2018 09:52 CEST
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When used as a noun this word is a dramatic word that means uproar, racket or commotion. It's used to describe an altercation or a lot of noise.


Let's see it used as an example:

  • Después del partido había un gran alboroto alrededor de la fuente.

       After the game there was a huge disturbance around the fountain.     


  • Menudo alboroto montaron debajo del puente durante toda la noche.

      They made such a din under the bridge the whole night.



Alboroto comes from the verb alborotar, which means to disturb, to agitate, to work up or to whip up. Here are some examples:

       The wind whipped up the waves.


  • Los trabajadores se alborotaron al enterarse que no iban a cobrar.

       The workers got nervous when they found out they wouldn't get paid. 





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This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.

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The Local 2018/10/23 09:52

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