Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday February 8, 2009

cama, noun:
bed

The previous Word of the Day was acostarse, to go to bed, which you normally do en la cama, in bed. Notice how Spanish uses the article la:

Está en la cama con una gripe tremenda.
He’s in bed with a terrible flu.

When you have to make your bed, the verb is the one you might expect: hacer.

Después de hacer la cama salí corriendo.
After making my bed I left the house in a rush.

Meterse en la cama means to get into bed.

Tomó un baño caliente antes de meterse en la cama.
She had a hot bath before getting into bed.


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