Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Hortera’

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Hortera'
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This word means tasteless, vulgar and tacky.


  • Se compro una chaqueta súper hortera por 600€.

               He bought a very tasteless jacket for 600€.


  • Mira los zapatos que lleva, son supera horteras.

               Look at the shoes she is wearing, they're so tacky vulgar.


It is a word also used for a wooden bowl


  • La hortera se utilizaba en la antigüedad en las farmacias para preparar algunos medicamentos.

               The wooden bowl was used in the past in order to prepare some medicines.






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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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