10 / 10 / 2006

BRANCH: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Last Saturday I had a great time at the Ziggurat Breakfast Club. Today's word comes from that session. As long as I'm on the subject, I'd like to thank Albert, Mónica, Juan, Ginebra, María José, Ruth, Monri, Xavier and Conxa for coming. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Today's word is: Branch

It means: (1) a part of a tree that grows out of it's trunk (= rama).

However, the meaning that came up in the Breakfast Club was (2) a store or office representing a large company or organization in a particular area.

Example 1:
That store has branches in over 50 cities.

Example 2:
Albert works in the Diagonal branch of Banco Pastor.

Example 3:
Perhaps if Albert works hard enough, one day he can become Branch Manager at the bank.

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