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» by February 21st, 2011 at 9:22 am » Comments (0)

Acudir is a word that I heard in a song. Trying to figure out the meaning of the word through the song did not prove helpful. After looking up acudir on the web, I understand why. Acudir has many meanings based on the words around it. Most of its usage is idomatic in nature; it […]


» by February 15th, 2011 at 3:14 pm » Comments (0)

A physical or emotional shock is called conmoción. This is also the word commotion or concussion in English. To be specific, if you are talking about a concussion of the head, this is called a conmoción cerebral. A direct translation of the Spanish word into Engish is con meaning with and moción meaning motion. With […]


» by February 10th, 2011 at 6:31 am » Comments (0)

While ropa is the common term for clothes or clothing, the word indumentaria is more of a formal term. It is often used when talking about apparel or garments for a specific activity. Not necessarily a uniform, but often uniforms are considered indumentaria. An example: indumentaria para bomberos would be the special apparel that firemen use […]

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