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    “Más… que…” Exaggerated Comparisons in Spanish: Sayings and Illustrations

    My favorite types of Spanish sayings are the comparisons. Many comparison sayings, especially the ones that exaggerate, are hilarious. I am talking about the sayings that are constructed with Más (adjective) que (exaggerated reference). For example, más apretado que moño de vieja or “tighter than an old lady’s hair bun.” The creativity to come out…

     

    HUASO: The Chilean Cowboy Infographic

    An infographic that highlights some of the characteristics of the Chilean Huaso. It includes the name origin and the “huaso” attire elements.

     

    Survival Spanish Guide to Mexican Street Food

    What makes things complicated is that the names of many of the food either have another meaning, or sound like a word in English that really has nothing to do with them (false cognates). This guide is to help novice Mexican street foodies navigate through a market and order the food they want.

     

Mexican Spanish Slang

Survival Spanish Guide to Mexican Street Food

What makes things complicated is that the names of many of the food either have another meaning, or sound like a word in English that really has nothing to do with them (false cognates). This guide is to help novice Mexican street foodies navigate through a market and order the food they want.

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Argentina Spanish Slang

11 Argentine Spanish Phrases With PEDO (Spanish for Fart)

Pedo is probably one of the most versatile words in Argentina. Pedo literally translates to “a fart,” but colloquially it also has the meaning of “a problem.” Here are some examples of Argentine slang phrases that use the word pedo.

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Spanish Slang

“Más… que…” Exaggerated Comparisons in Spanish: Sayings and Illustrations

My favorite types of Spanish sayings are the comparisons. Many comparison sayings, especially the ones that exaggerate, are hilarious. I am talking about the sayings that are constructed with Más (adjective) que (exaggerated reference). For example, más apretado que moño de vieja or “tighter than an old lady’s hair bun.” The creativity to come out…

MÁS PESADO QUE COLLAR DE SANDÍAS / MELONES: Spanish Saying

Here is an illustration of the Spanish saying más pesado que collar de sandías (or melones) from the book Speaking Chileno. This saying is also used in Argentina. Spanish Saying: MÁS PESADO QUE COLLAR DE SANDÍA • Literal translation: Heavier than a melon necklace • Variation: Más pesado que collar de melones • Meaning: annoying,…

FRIENDO Y COMIENDO: Spanish Saying

Here is an illustration of the Spanish saying friendo y comiendo commonly used in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. This illustration is featured in the book Speaking Boricua. FRIENDO Y COMIENDO: Spanish Saying • Literal translation: frying and eating; frying while eating • Meaning: right away, in a jiffy. To do something right after…

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