Spanish word of the day: ‘Aire’

Spanish word of the day: 'Aire'
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Today’s Word of the day is aire and is really similar to the English noun air, however it can mean various things when you use it in Spanish with other words or in phrases.

'Aire libre' means outdoors:

  • ¿Te gustan las casas con garaje al aire libre?

               Do you like houses with an outdoor garage?


'Al aire' means vague, undirected or unfounded:

  •  Lanzas quejas al aire y no las dices directamente a la cara.

               You keep complaining here and there but don't say things directly face to face.


'Darse un aire' mean resemblance with other person:

  • Te das un aire al cantante de Queen. 

              You look like the singer from Queen.

'Coger aire' means to catch your breath:

  • El futbolista paró en medio del partido para coger aire.

               The footballer stopped in the middle of the game to catch her breath.


'Dejar en el aire' means to leave hanging:

  • Hay que explicar bien todos los puntos durante la reunión y no dejar nada en el aire.

               We have to explain all the points well during the meeting and leave nothing hanging.


Here is a Spanish song called Soy Como el Aire for you to watch on YouTube!

Aire soy y al aire
El viento no, el viento, el viento no
Que sin ti soy nadie
Sin ti yo no, sin ti, sin ti yo no




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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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