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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.