Gringos speaking Spanish badly; what does it mean?
I did not grow up speaking Spanish, and to this day I am not fluent. I sometimes mispronounce words, but as a colleague ... If you are Hispanic or black, learn standard English as well. It’s just the smart thing to do. This content is under a special ...
Not Every Familiar Word In A Foreign Language Is Your Friend
Due to "false friends" — sneaky words that don't mean what we think they mean. A Spanish teacher I once studied under told me about her most mortifying language moment ... "Excitada," does not mean "excited," it means "aroused." "Embarazada" does ...
How Do You Say It In Spanish?
Whether in the Home or out in the field, at the construction site, do you know how to give directions so that your workers will not mistake your meaning ... words until it’s almost automatic – you actually start thinking in Spanish rather than English.
13 Untranslatable Words
But we feel we could do better and that’s why we keep trying. How does one translate a book about untranslatable ... is one of the Portuguese words meaning ‘to be’. French, English and German have only one such word, Spanish has two, and Portuguese ...
Does Language Shape How We View the World?
In the 1930s, Benjamin Lee Whorf discovered that the Native American language Hopi had no time or tense markers—no word ... Spanish use mostly adjectives of quantity (“mucho tiempo”). Does this mean that the Spanish think of time as stuff and the ...