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Adivinanzas (Riddles) in Mexican Spanish

Is there a better way to learn Spanish than to read and solve riddles? In Mexico there is a type of riddle that is called “rompecabezas”, others are called “acertijos”, and others again are called “adivinanzas”. They are all kind … Continue reading

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How to say “cute” in Mexican Spanish

I just came across a super cute video and thought this may be just the perfect occasion to teach you how to say cute in Mexico: lindo or guapo - These could both describe an attractive adult, right? precioso - This seems close; we … Continue reading

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How to order a beer in Mexico

Hi all, I have had a lot of request to cover a very important topic for everyone going to Mexico: How to order a beer in a local bar? But before I get into it, I wanted to share this … Continue reading

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Mexican Saying with “zopilote”

Nunca falta una bestia muerta para un zopilote hambriento. There´ll always be a dead beast for a hungry vulture. This saying tells us that life doesn´t fail to present us with opportunities. Animals, especially donkeys, hens, roosters, cows and bulls, … Continue reading

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Mexican Spanish with “limosna”

Hasta pa´ pedir limosna hace falta capital. Even for begging one needs capital. This saying evokes the voice of a Mexican complaining that there´s nothing he can do to improve his situation, for lack of money.

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Mexican Spanish with “buscarle mangas”

No hay que buscarle mangas al chaleco. Don´t search the vest for sleeves. This is a direct relative of the saying “No hay que buscarle tres pies al gato”and has the same two meanings: “Don´t look for trouble” and “don´t … Continue reading

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Mexican Spanish with “seis paga nueve”

Quien compra paraguas cuando llueve, en vez de seis paga nueve. Whoever buys an umbrella when it’s already raining pays nine instead of six. This is practical advice: forethought will not only spare us discomfort but also, very possibly, save … Continue reading

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A saying with “Jicarero”

A palabras de borracho, oídos de jicarero To the words of a drunk, the deaf ear of a jicarero. Jicarero refers to the seller of pulque, most often in a pulquería. Pulque is the traditional Mexican milky-looking alcoholic beverage derived … Continue reading

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Mexican Spanish according to Wikipedia

I thought this is interesting about mexican Spanish as quoted by wikipedia:   “Mexican Spanish (Spanish: español mexicano) is a version of the Spanish language, as spoken in Mexico and in various places of Canada and the United States of … Continue reading

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Why learn Mexican Spanish?

Hello! Long time no see since I wrote my last post. But here we are today and I would like to get right into the main reason why I strongly believe that it is important to learn Mexican Spanish. There … Continue reading

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