Clothes Words

Clothes Words See also Spanish Words & Phrases In this lesson you will learn the Spanish words for the different items of clothing people wear. Add these words to your vocabulary. In Spanish, clothing is called la ropa. Verb note: Two verbs related to clothing are ponerse and llevar. For example: Se puso una camisa blanca. She put on a white shirt. Lleva un traje de seda. He’s wearing a silk suit. Common Words Do you know...

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Colors in Spanish

Colors in Spanish See also Spanish Words & Phrases In this lesson you will learn the Spanish words for different colores (colors). Cultural note: Some Spanish countries have unique words to describe a person who has a particular color of skin or hair. For example, in Argentina, people with dark hair and dark skin are called morocho if it is a male or morocha if it is a female. People with brown hair and lighter skin are called...

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Spanish Lesson – Food

Spanish Lesson – Food See also Spanish Words & Phrases This Spanish lesson is all about food la comida. Words and phrases about food tend to vary from region to region and country to country. For example, in Mexico you can go to the grocery store and buy an aguacate (avocado). However, if you ask for un aguacate in Argentina, they won’t understand you. They call avocado palta. The three meals that equate to breakfast,...

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Slang in Argentina

Slang in Argentina See also Mexican Slang, Spanish Slang, Spanish Insults Argentina has a unique vocabulary of slang expressions that you won’t hear in any other country, except perhaps in neighboring Uruguay. Below is a list of some of the most common slang expressions that I have heard used by locals in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Popular Slang Expressions in Argentina atorrante – a scumbag, a useless person, a bum. My...

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Mexican Slang

Mexican Slang See also Slang in Argentina, Spanish Slang, Spanish Insults Street Spanish in Mexico is rife with slang and vulgarities. If you learned Spanish in a school or university, or in another country, you might not have a clue what average, everyday, working-class Mexicans are saying to their pals in the street. Here are some of the popular slang words and phrases you’ll hear in Mexico, plus links to additional resources...

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