Posted by: Idioma Extra | March 22, 2010

Monday’s News

Arias plans quick trip
to Colombia and Uribe


President Óscar Arias Sánchez is planning a quick, one-day trip to Colombia Tuesday.

Casa Presdiencial said he will receive the keys to the city of Bogotá, but he will hardly have time to use them because he is flying back the same day.

Arias will be placing a floral offering at the monument of Simón Bolívar, and then he will have lunch with Álvaro Uribe, the Colombian president. Going with Arias will be Janina del Vecchio, the security minister.

Uribe plans to award Arias the Orden de San Carlos, a medal designed to honor Colombians and foreigners who have earned the gratitude of Colombia, according to Casa Presidencial.

Arias will return to Costa Rica in the evening.

Word of the Day

Main Entry: award
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, to decide, from Anglo-French awarder, agarder to look at, examine, resolve, from a- (from Latin ad-) + warder, garder to look after, guard — more at guard
Date: 14th century
1 : to give by judicial decree or after careful consideration
2 : to confer or bestow as being deserved or merited or needed <award scholarships to disadvantaged students>
synonyms see grant
award·able adjective
award·ee noun
award·er noun

More Vocabulary

Gratitude: n. the state of being grateful; thankfulness
Hardly: adv. Only just; almost not; barely
Offering: n. anything offered as a gift
Quick: adj. done, proceeding or occurring with promptness or rapidity, as an action, process, etc.; prompt; immediate

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

Check back tomorrow for phrasal verbs!


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