Spanish word of the week: hogar

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

el hogar NOUN home; household

You’ll already know that casa is a common word for home. There is another word which can also translate as home, hogar.  

El suyo es un hogar feliz. Theirs is a happy home.

But hogar can refer to where you live in a very physical sense:

productos para el hogar household products, products for the home

labores del hogar housework

Hogar is also used to talk about the people that live in a particular dwelling, the household:

En la mayoría de los hogares se gasta más en juguetes que en libros de texto. Most households spend more on toys than on schoolbooks.

In ads and formal documents you may see the phrase empleada del hogar, meaning home help.

Necesito empleada del hogar, preferible fija.  Habitación y baño independiente. Home help required, preferably permanent.  Separate room and bathroom provided.

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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