Spanish word of the day: 'Marco'

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The Local - [email protected] • 18 Jun, 2019 Updated Tue 18 Jun 2019 09:09 CEST
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This word means more than just 'frame'.


 Here we are going to give you some ideas of how to use it perfectly in context.


  • Un marco de plata decoraba la fotografía.

               The photo was in a silver frame.


As a period of time:


  • En el marco de la guerra de independencia, se derramó mucha sangre.

              During the period of the war of independence, a lot of blood was spilled.


In a football, marco refers to a  goalposts:


  • El futbolista falló el tiro, la pelota rebotó en el marco.

               The footballer missed the shot and the ball bounced off the goalposts.


The word also means structural, framework or guide in a business context:


  • El gerente presentará el plan marco para este año.

               The manager presented the structural plan for the year.




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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The Local 2019/06/18 09:09

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