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Nadar

» by May 31st, 2008 at 11:02 pm » Comments (0)

Nadar is the verb to swim. Nadador is the noun for the person who does the swimming, the swimmer. Natación is the noun for the sport of swimming. And, as we have seen before, clavado is the noun for the sport of diving into a pool.



Deporte

» by May 30th, 2008 at 10:39 pm » Comments (0)

I was thinking of sports words to use here for a few days and already knew that the word deportes meant sports. What I did not think about is that the word deporte is also a conjugated form of the verb deportar, to deport or to expel.



Boliche

» by May 29th, 2008 at 10:13 pm » Comments (0)

As a family we went bowling today. The game is called boliche here in Mexico. In other places it is known as bolo. This is bowling of the 10 pin variety.



Talla, tamaño, medida

» by May 28th, 2008 at 8:49 pm » Comments (0)

Talla, tamaño and medida all refer to size and what it is. Talla is used to describe how tall a person is or what size shirt or pants you wear. Tamaño is used to describe what size soda or french fries you want, large or small. Medida is the measurement of something, how long your […]



Jardinero

» by May 27th, 2008 at 9:40 pm » Comments (0)

A jardinero is someone who takes care of the jardín, or garden. While the word gardener is not all that exciting, I do find the word, as used in baseball, to be hilarious. A right fielder is called the jardinero derecho, the right gardener.



Brújula

» by May 26th, 2008 at 9:29 pm » Comments (1)

Brújula is a compass for determining which way is north. It can be used idiomatically to mean the way. For example, perder la brújula means to lose your way or go astray.



Compás

» by May 24th, 2008 at 10:15 pm » Comments (0)

Compás is a word with varied meanings. While it can mean a compass which you use to find North, there is another word that is more commonly used for that, brújula. Musically compás has to do with timing. It can mean rhythm or beat. It can also be used to mean a bar on the […]



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