Spanish word of the week: chimenea

This week’s Spanish word of the week is  la chimenea NOUN chimney; fireplace

Una chimenea can mean either a chimney or a fireplace. The context will generally show which meaning is intended:

Sale humo por la chimenea. There’s smoke coming out of the chimney.

una hermosa perspectiva de tejados y chimeneas a beautiful view of roofs and chimneys

Estaba sentado frente a la chimenea. He was sitting in front of the fireplace.

Hay un cuadro encima de la chimenea. There is a picture above the fireplace.

Remember that encender la chimenea means to light the fire, not to set fire to the chimney!

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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