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Spanish Word of the day: 'Arena'

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Spanish Word of the day: 'Arena'
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08:58 CEST+02:00
Spain is known for its hot weather and stunning beaches! So we imagine that you will need to know this word: Arena, meaning sand. It can also mean arena or stadium.

-        La arena de la playa hace cosquillas en los pies.

              The sand in the beach often tickles your feet.

-        Un grano de arena.

              A grain of sand

-        El toro salió a la arena con mucha valentía.

              The bull came out into the bullring with bravery.

-        Los romanos celebraban batallas en la arena del estadio.

               The Romans celebrated fights in the stadium.

There are also some phrases that use the word arena.

-        Cada uno aporto su granito de arena para que la fiesta fuera un éxito.

               Everyone did their bit to help make the party a success.


-        Laura siempre hace una montaña de un grano de arena.

               Laura always makes a mountain out of a molehill.




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