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» by July 31st, 2008 at 9:27 pm » Comments (0)

I saw desincrustante in the store the other day on a bottle of facial cleanser. I thought it was pretty gross sounding, de-cruster. It is actually not that bad, desincrustante just means an exfoliant.


» by July 30th, 2008 at 10:11 pm » Comments (0)

Escenario is a scene, as in a play. It can also be used to refer to the stage. It does not have to be used just in the context of a play though. Escenario is used like we would talk about a setting for some event.


» by July 29th, 2008 at 10:02 pm » Comments (0)

Gestión can be thought of as gesture. Like our word gesture has many meanings, there are often better ways to translate gestión. It can mean to take steps as in taking steps to solve a problem. It can be negotiations as in they negotiated the terms of the deal. It can be a process as […]


» by July 28th, 2008 at 10:57 pm » Comments (0)

Ambulante is exactly the same in English and Spanish. Ambulante is a word that is used in the medical field in English and it means walking, or able to move around. The story in the newspaper that I got this word from was using it to refer to traveling salesmen.


» by July 26th, 2008 at 10:26 pm » Comments (1)

A campamento is a camp (noun). The gerund form of camping is often the same in Spanish, i.e.; ir de camping (to go camping). There were few posts to this site since we were in a campamento last week.


» by July 21st, 2008 at 9:21 pm » Comments (0)

A toalla is a towel, what you would use to dry off. Pronounced twai-ya, to me is it hard to recognize at first when I see it written.


» by July 20th, 2008 at 7:30 am » Comments (0)

I have always used the word estirar to mean to stretch. It is used when you are exercising and stretch your muscles. It is also used when you are stretching high to grab something off a shelf. But a new use of the word came up last night. We were walking into a restaurant and […]

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