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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Cielo'

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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Cielo'
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This word means 'sky' but not only that.

 

  • Hoy, el cielo está despejado.

        Today the sky is clear.

 

It can also mean heaven when speaking about someone that has died.

 

  • Su abuela murió hace poco, ahora está en el cielo.

       His Grandmother died not too long ago. Now, she is in heaven.

 

To be a cielo means to be lovely or an angel.

 

  • Es un cielo de persona, siempre tan amable.

      He's an angel, always so polite.  

 

Here are some fab examples of phrases that use cielo.

 

To fall from the sky at the right time:

 

  • Nos quedamos tirados con el coche. Patricia estaba por la zona y llegó como caída del cielo.

       We've been stranded with the car. Luckily, our friend Patricia was around... she fell from the sky.

 

To lose your train of thought:

 

  • Estaba en mitad de una presentación y se me fue el santo al cielo.

               I was in the middle of a presentation and I lost my train of thought.

 

To leave no stone unturned

 

  • Movieron cielo y marea para encontrar a los desaparecidos.

       They left no stone unturned in order to find the missing people.

 


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Here is a famous Spanish tongue twister with the word cielo:

El cielo está encapotado. 

¿Quién lo desencapotará? 

El encapotador que lo desencapó 

buen desencapotador será.

 

Pronunciation:

Cee-el-oh

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