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Deshuesadero

» by March 30th, 2008 at 10:19 pm » Comments (0)

Literally the word deshuesadero means a de-boner (i.e.: someone who fillets chickens or fish). The common usage for the word is a junk yard, or used car parts dealer.



Vivero

» by March 27th, 2008 at 4:15 pm » Comments (0)

This time of year the viveros are very busy. A vivero is a plant nursery.



TLCAN

» by March 25th, 2008 at 11:22 pm » Comments (0)

Never heard of TLCAN? What about NAFTA? They are the same thing. NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement TLCAN: Tratado de Libre Comercio de Norteamérica



Salchicha

» by March 24th, 2008 at 10:01 pm » Comments (1)

Salchicha is a hot dog or a sausage. I met someone a few months ago who knew a little Spanish and one of the words she knew was that salchicha meant sausage. She insisted that there must be a different word for hot dog. It was humorous to me to hear her argue her position […]



Prepotente

» by March 23rd, 2008 at 10:57 pm » Comments (2)

You would not want someone calling you prepotente. While it is not a curse word or anything like that, it is an adjective that describes someone who is overbearing, arrogant, or a bully.



Vajilla

» by March 22nd, 2008 at 6:17 pm » Comments (0)

I was in the store the other day and saw an advertisement for a vajilla. A vajilla is a set of dishes.



OVNI

» by March 21st, 2008 at 11:14 pm » Comments (0)

OVNI is an acronym which stands for “Objeto Volador No Identificado.” In English we say UFO (Unidentified Flying Object).



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