Spanish word of the week: boca

This week’s Spanish word of the week is boca.

Boca is a noun that means mouth and you can find how to pronounce it here:

You’ll probably already know the basic meaning of boca, which is a person’s or animal’s mouth.

No debes hablar con la boca llena. You shouldn’t talk with your mouth full.

It’s often used in the phrases boca arriba, face up, and boca abajo, face down:

El chico estaba tumbado boca abajo. The kid was lying face down.

dormir boca arriba to sleep on your back

If something really surprises you, in Spanish you’re left with your mouth open:

La gente se ha quedado con la boca abierta. People were absolutely amazed.

Nos ha dejado a todos con la boca abierta. He completely amazed us all.

Come back next week for a new word, and expand your Spanish vocabulary!

Other Articles

Spanish word of the week: antipático

This week's Spanish word of the week is 'antipático', an adjective meaning 'unfriendly' or 'unpleasant'. Read More

Spanish word of the week: aburrirse

This week's Spanish word of the week is 'aburrirse', a verb meaning 'to get bored'. Read More

Spanish word of the week: simpático

This week's Spanish word of the week is 'simpático', an adjective meaning 'nice' or 'friendly'. Read More