This week’s Spanish word of the week is el alma.
Alma is a noun that means soul. You can listen to the pronunciation of alma in the audio clip below:
The basic meaning of alma is your soul in a spiritual sense:
La cara es el espejo del alma. The face is the mirror of the soul.
una oración por su alma a prayer for his soul
Remember that alma is a feminine noun and so any adjectives have to agree with it.
The word alma comes into many phrases relating to how you feel:
Lo siento en el alma. I’m truly sorry.
su amigo del alma his bosom buddy
In some of them the word heart would be used in English:
Me dolió en el alma. It broke my heart.
Se lo agradezco con toda mi alma. I thank you will all my heart.
Al ver la casa, me le cayó el alma a los pies. When I saw the house my heart sank (word for word my heart fell to my feet).
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