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How To Say "Rock" In Spanish

When it comes to learning a new language, one of the first things we often seek to discover is how to translate common words. In this article, we will delve into the translation of the word "rock" into Spanish. We will explore the meaning of "rock" in Spanish, provide IPA phonetics for the Spanish word, and discuss regional variations. Additionally, we will present a selection of sample sentences to help you grasp the usage of "rock" in Spanish.

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What is "Rock" in Spanish?

The word "rock" in Spanish can be translated as roca (IPA: /ˈro.ka/). In its most basic sense, "roca" refers to a solid, naturally occurring substance composed of minerals. However, when we refer to "rock" in the context of music, the term commonly used is "rock" itself, albeit pronounced with a Spanish accent as [rok] (IPA: /ˈrok/). How to say rock music in Spanish will be examined in another blogpost.  

Meaning of "Rock" in Spanish

These are the main meanings of "roca" in Spanish: 

  • A rock, or vein of it, very hard and solid.
  • A rock that rises from the land or the sea.
  • A very hard, firm, and constant thing.
  • A solid material of natural origin formed by an association of minerals or by a single one, which constitutes an important part of the earth's crust.

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How to Say "Rock" in Spanish: Sample Sentences

Here are five sample sentences you can use to say "rock" in Spanish:

  • La roca es dura y resistente.

(The rock is hard and resistant.)

  • Los niños escalaban la roca en el parque.

(The children were climbing the rock in the park.)

  • Encontramos una roca preciosa en la playa.

(We found a beautiful rock on the beach.)

  • La roca se desprendió de la montaña y cayó al río.

(The rock detached from the mountain and fell into the river.)

  • El alpinista escaló la imponente roca del acantilado.

(The mountaineer climbed the imposing rock of the cliff.)

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In conclusion, the translation of "rock" to Spanish is "roca" for the geological formation, and "rock" itself for the musical genre. Spanish-speaking regions may exhibit variations in the usage of these terms, with some using "roca" for both meanings and others adopting "rock" for the musical genre. Now that you have a better understanding of how to say "rock" in Spanish, feel free to use it in your interactions with Spanish speakers all around the world. 

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