13 Untranslatable Words
But we feel we could do better and that’s why we keep ... This is one of the Portuguese words meaning ‘to be’. French, English and German have only one such word, Spanish has two, and Portuguese has three. ‘Ser’ and ‘estar’ exist in Spanish ...
Parallel colors and their shades of meaning: English-Spanish
This essay about colors in English proves that gray and blue ... the difference with the naked eye, a simple vista. “A red,” as a noun, is a communist, un rojo. Both words have the same meaning, from the Bolshevik revolution which adopted the red ...
How Do You Say ...? For Some Words, There's No Easy Translation
Just as good writing demands brevity, so, too, does spoken language. Sentences and phrases get whittled down over time. One result: single words that are packed with meaning ... into the English language. SIEGEL: One of which comes from Spanish.
What do the words San Diego mean? Don’t believe everything the anchorman says.
The name San Diego is not the Spanish to English translation of a whale ... Cities are named Bonita, Buena, Casa de Oro, Chula Vista, Coronado, Descanso, El Cajon, and La Jolla to name a few. What do these words mean you ask? Bonita is Pretty Female ...
What Does 'American' Actually Mean?
"We should all ask ourselves," Martínez wrote, "do we really want ... In other words, what the word "América" or "americano" means in Spanish may render it a different word entirely from its apparent English equivalent. While they seem to be linguistic ...