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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...