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Guiñar

» by June 21st, 2010 at 8:05 pm » Comments (0)

Guiñar is the verb to wink. The noun wink is guiño or guiñada.



Enterarse

» by June 11th, 2010 at 7:36 pm » Comments (0)

To learn about something, or to find out about an event is to enterarse de said event. In English we often say that we heard about something when we might have actually read it. The word enterarse is to learn that information in some way; either through a verbal story, news broadcast or reading it […]



Pumelo / Toronja

» by June 9th, 2010 at 9:26 am » Comments (0)

Pumelo is the word for grapefruit that I have heard in Argentina. In Mexico we used the word toronja. According to Wikipedia a pomelo is a particular type of grapefruit from Southeast Asia. However, pumelo is used to mean any type of grapefruit here. The word pumelo can refer to the fruit or the tree.



Pibe

» by June 3rd, 2010 at 7:21 pm » Comments (0)

A new friend of mine asked me how old I was (he is 86). When I told him that I was 40 he replied with “¡Eres un pibe todavía!” Or, “You are still just a kid.” Pibe seems to be quite Argentine in its use according to a forum thread. It can mean a child […]



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