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Cojín

» by November 28th, 2010 at 5:31 pm » Comments (0)

The word cojín commonly is used for a cushion on a chair. A cojín can be a throw pillow, or a removable cushion. It might also mean a permanent cushion, but I have not been able to find reference to that. There is another use of the word cojín that seems to be less common. It is used for […]



Fanfarrón

» by November 13th, 2010 at 5:20 am » Comments (1)

A show-off is a fanfarrón. This is a boastful person, or a braggart. It can also be used to describe a loud mouthed or arrogant person. The feminine form is fanfarrona (without the accent). The verb form of the word is fanfarronear and means to boast, brag or show off.



Macanudo

» by November 5th, 2010 at 6:10 am » Comments (0)

I heard my friend use the word macanudo for the first time the other day. From what I discovered since then is that I have probably heard this word many times, but never realized it. Now I hear it everywhere. Macanudo is definitely a colloquial term that is not used everywhere in the same way. Macanudo is […]



Patente

» by November 1st, 2010 at 8:39 am » Comments (0)

Patente, as an adjective, is patent with the idea of being clear, obvious or evident. As an adverb it means clearly, or obviously. As a feminine noun (and the reason I found this word interesting) it is a patent in the sense that we English speakers think about the word when applied to a registered […]



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