Spanish word of the week: campo

el campo NOUN country; countryside; field

The main meanings of the Spanish word campo are country, countryside and field:

Prefiero vivir en el campo. I prefer living in the country.
El campo se pone verde en primavera. The countryside turns green in springtime.

un campo de trigo a field of wheat

Sometimes the word is used figuratively:

Es un experto en su campo. He’s an expert in his field.

Be careful not to use campo as a translation for camp, except in the expression concentration campcampo de concentración.

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