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¿Qué palabra del español te gusta más?
Is there any word that you like most? Could you say why?
Corazon - as in the sad ballad 'Adios, mi Corazon'.
It means but it sounds like a drug.
(Sorry for the more Mexican than Spanish musical choice)
I'm also quite partial to the name Valencia. It's a town
and a region in Spain of course but I have no idea what
the word might have originally meant. I just like the sound
of it and the fact that I get to say it referring to the GP
racing and the oranges marketed here using that name.
Nice one Maria
As a learner, I have a new favourite word or phrase each week. Just yesterday I mentioned the name of a potential acolyte of nighthoover in the 'Cancel' thread.
(for those who don't speak Spanish or have bookmark to Babelfish, this means 'hoover' or vacuum cleaner)
I still find the phrase 'sin embargo' amusing as it doesn't mean at all what it means in English.
I've never learned Spanish, but when I hear people speak it it sounds like a cross between French and Arabic.
I'm not sure I have a favourite word, but my least-favourite word is tiqui-taca.
So many Spanish words amuse me that it's hard to pick just one - particularly at this time of day.
Just a couple for now:
Chucharía (but chuchariaia isn't allowed, I'm told - although I'm sure I've seen a knick-knack shop bearing that sign).
Cuchillería - a shop that sells knives etc.
Estrambótica - eccentric (lady)
And I've always liked the way Imbécil is pronounced in Spanish, with the stress clearly on the middle syllable.
Someone mentioning Valencia has reminded me of a name I find very satisfying to pronounce - the captain of Valencia FC: Albelda (which anagrams to 'Able lad').
What English words tickle you?
I like "Ole." [I can't do accents, so imagine one leaning to the right over the "e"]
Tejan (or is it tejon), err, tink its Spanish anyhow
*goes off to look for brain*
Ooooh = tejón
I never knew that! We should celebrate!
Where is Aspiradora?
ahh... yes, I seemed to recall it had the 'funnyu' 'O' in it... strangely its about the only Spanish word I know!
Its kinda weird... thinking about it... that the only word I seem to know in Spanish, isn't a swear word... most other languages, if I know just one or two words, the huge likelyhood is that they're gona be swear words Not sure why that is really... or, occasionally, utterly silly useless phrases.... like my best sentence in French, to inform anyone who needs to know that I have a snake/serpent in my shoe/boot I'm sure this phrase would be vastly useful were I in France... and had a problem with the local wildlife Mind, at least I know several French swear words
is rather nice.
Forgot all about this thread.... as has our host (apparently)
I rather like rimbombante (flamboyant) as well.
I preferred the Spanish side of them...aside from the caddis species on the French side Also Maria, you once explained another reference to that word, to do with the mound of Venus I think.
Well, obvious favourites would be rioja, cava, and una mas. And I always giggle at ginebra y tonica (cos it makes you inebriated, see)
I love the sound of la muerte - reminds me of a Lorca poem
>> and corazon <<
Well now, that's two votes for corazon!
I think we have a winner.
Yep, true love is a many splendored thing.
I was going to go corazon, when I looked it up..but it's a masculine noun. I can't quite get that in reference to my own deep feelings in this area...mine maybe not be a winner...it maybe a loser...but its my corazon as it were.
"Mira!" - a word I heard a lot when I worked with children in Spain. It means "Look!" - and embodies the wonders of the world as seen by a small child for the first time.
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