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[*] posted on 12-12-2022 at 07:36 AM
Favorite word of the day


Some words just stand out for their "mouth feel". ;)

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[*] posted on 12-12-2022 at 08:42 AM


I like it! I believe the word pairs well with a dry red wine. :)

My favorite Spanish word - for the sheer sound of it - is zanahoria.




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[*] posted on 12-12-2022 at 10:44 AM


Quote: Originally posted by pauldavidmena  
I like it! I believe the word pairs well with a dry red wine. :)

My favorite Spanish word - for the sheer sound of it - is zanahoria.


My 2 favorites are Chuparrosa (hummingbird) and Huachinango (red snapper)





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[*] posted on 12-12-2022 at 12:42 PM


“Cruda”

Spanish for hangover

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[*] posted on 12-12-2022 at 01:08 PM


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[*] posted on 12-12-2022 at 02:16 PM


another favorite is susurrar, meaning "whisper" or "murmur".



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[*] posted on 12-12-2022 at 04:35 PM


How about "esposas" for handcuffs? Women don't seem to see the humor in it.
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[*] posted on 12-12-2022 at 06:19 PM


Then there’s Casado and cansado! That said women and handcuffs do seem to have more than a casual attachment.
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[*] posted on 12-12-2022 at 07:34 PM


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[*] posted on 2-10-2023 at 03:58 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Some words just stand out for their "mouth feel". ;)

Just ran on another:

"impremeditado"




"I can normally tell how intelligent a man is, by how stupid he thinks I am."

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[*] posted on 4-6-2023 at 01:56 PM


Chachalaca

And my favorite place name is Topolobampo.
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[*] posted on 4-6-2023 at 02:20 PM


Tartamudo.
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[*] posted on 4-12-2023 at 11:37 AM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by surabi  
And my favorite place name is Topolobampo.

Which is one of the few place names I occasionally hear Mexicans shorten (to "Topo").

I can't recall hearing one say "Todos" or "Pesky" in place of the full name.

They must think Gringos are lazy... :lol:





There's a town north of me called Lo de Marcos. I have Canadian friends who stay there in the winter and they refer to it as "Lodi".
I have never heard any Mexican nor gringo local ever call it that.
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[*] posted on 5-3-2023 at 05:06 PM
desbarrancarse


"Desbarrancarse" -- caer en un barranco, principalmente usado en referencia a accidentes automobilísticos.







"I can normally tell how intelligent a man is, by how stupid he thinks I am."

"...they were careful of their demeanor that they not be thought to have opinions on what they heard for like most men skilled at their work they were scornful of any least suggestion of knowing anything not learned at first hand."
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[*] posted on 5-4-2023 at 10:27 AM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Some words just stand out for their "mouth feel". ;)



"apestoso" is fun to say and always draws a laugh when I use it in conversations with locals.




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[*] posted on 5-31-2023 at 05:59 AM
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La Paz. Seems like graffiti or some kind of neighborhood feud, ¿no? Somebody hates Pinkyli?

It's actually pronounced "ah-teys" and was a well-loved neighborhood hot dog vendor there.

Pre-Oxxo days, of course.




"I can normally tell how intelligent a man is, by how stupid he thinks I am."

"...they were careful of their demeanor that they not be thought to have opinions on what they heard for like most men skilled at their work they were scornful of any least suggestion of knowing anything not learned at first hand."
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[*] posted on 5-31-2023 at 09:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
Some words just stand out for their "mouth feel". ;)[/rquote] "apestoso" is fun to say and always draws a laugh when I use it in conversations with locals.


Similar and also fun to say, Fuchila.




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[*] posted on 5-31-2023 at 03:12 PM


Some of my favorite Mexican brand names:

Shampoo made by "Grisi".

Candy by "Kranky".

And of course Bimbo bread.
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[*] posted on 5-31-2023 at 06:35 PM


if this doesn't instill confidence.........






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