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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Paisaje'

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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Paisaje'
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This is a word that Spain oodles of: 'Paisaje' means landscape or scenery.

 

 

  • Galicia es precioso, sobretodo su paisaje.

         Galicia is beautiful, especially its scenery.

 

It can also refer to a painting of a landscape:

 

  • Compre un valioso paisaje de un artista del romanticismo.

       I bought a valuable landscape from the romanticism movement.

 

This more specific meaning of farmland:

  • Paisaje agrario.

      Farmland.

 

Here is a beautiful poem by Federico García Lorca, titled 'Paisaje':

 

Paisaje

La tarde equivocada

se vistió de frío.

 

Detrás de los cristales

turbios, todos los niños

ven convertirse en pájaros

un árbol amarillo.

 

La tarde está tendida

a lo largo del río.

Y un rubor de manzana

tiembla en los tejadillos.

 

- Federico García Lorca

 

Pronunciation:

Payee-sa-je

Check out our other word of the day posts

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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