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Spanish vocabulary: Amor (Love)

So, here's my first Spanish Vocabulary post at Persona Paper.

Today's word is " Amor ", " Love " in English, " Amour " in French!

" Amor " is a masculine word, so we must always use masculine articles and/or adjectives.

For example: " el amor " (" the love ") ("el" is the masculine article), or " un amor bonito " (" a nice love ").

According to the Real Academia de la Lengua Española (Royal Academy of the Spanish Language), the origin of this word is from Latin language: amor, -ōris. ( Amor, Real Academia de la Lengua ).

And here we have some expressions with this word:

  • amor a distancia: long-distance relationship
  • amor de madre: mother's love
  • carta de amor: love's letter
  • el amor es ciego: love is blind

Finally, in case you are curious about how this word is pronounced, you can listen to it here:

Amor pronunciation, Forvo

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maramadalina wrote on January 10, 2015, 5:13 PM

Good Spanish lesson. Your article is very useful for those who want to learn Spanish.

nbaquero wrote on January 10, 2015, 9:39 PM

Angeles Is this a sample of how you teach Spanish? Nice one!

nbaquero wrote on January 10, 2015, 9:40 PM

Maramadalina You should be able to understand quite a bit of Spanish, right?

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 10, 2015, 10:30 PM

The second syllable is a bit more chopped than the very similar French word for love, amour.

soupdragon wrote on January 13, 2015, 3:04 PM

I learned Spanish at school and now I'm learning Latin and I find the two very similar

nbaquero wrote on January 15, 2015, 5:08 PM

DWDavisRSL You are right in spanish we tend to have a clear cut for some words, for instance, the Spanish "No" sounds like chopped English "No".

k2705 wrote on January 19, 2015, 4:01 PM

Useful article, I only ever did a bit of Spanish at school but I don't remember any of it.