Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday February 16, 2010
They’re less popular than they used to be, but sometimes you need to wear a necktie, una corbata. As with other items of clothing, the basic verb you use is llevar:
Llevaba una corbata roja.
He was wearing a red necktie.
If you have to go somewhere formal, it’s worth asking the question:
¿Hay que ir de corbata?
Do you have to wear a necktie?
Note the construction with de which is used in the next example as well:
Habia venido de corbata.
He was wearing a necktie.
To take your necktie off, the verb you use is quitarse.
Se quitó la corbata para estar más cómodo.
He took off his necktie to make himself more comfortable.
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