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» by July 9th, 2008 at 9:22 pm » Comments (4)

Manejar is to manage. I don’t know why I had not seen this before, but this evening I made the connection that the two words manejar and manage have the same root. Literally the word means to handle. We use it to mean to contol both in Spanish and in English.


» by July 3rd, 2008 at 10:43 pm » Comments (0)

I had to go to the bicycle store today to get a patch for my tire. I asked the guy for a parche, unsure of the word. He looked at me as if to say “what else would you call it.” I just was not sure if parche was a patch. It is. That is […]


» by July 2nd, 2008 at 10:24 pm » Comments (0)

Tonight at church the preacher read a verse that contained the word engendrar. I knew it meant to give birth to, to father, or to breed, but I suspected that it had a deeper meaning. It seems to mean the impetus or the starting point of something. Without talking about human or animal reproduction it […]


» by June 18th, 2008 at 11:13 pm » Comments (0)

Admirar can mean admire, but it also has a surprising meaning. It is to astonish or amaze. But it is with the idea of to startle.


» by June 14th, 2008 at 1:39 pm » Comments (0)

Tocar means to touch. One would say tocar la puerta to indicate knock on the door. Also when you play an instrument you tocar el instrumento.


» by June 12th, 2008 at 7:36 pm » Comments (0)

Today when my son and I were playing in the rain he told me that he has heard several parents telling their kids “vas a encoger” when they are in the rain. He laughed and said that was just silly. I would have laughed too, but I did not know what it meant. He had […]


» by June 8th, 2008 at 8:47 pm » Comments (0)

Morar is not a commonly used word but it is found often in the Spanish Bible. Morar is to live or reside in a place.

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