Day 3. ¡Hola! (Hi) I suppose it was the first word I learnt in Spanish. But it's not true. If fact I already knew some Spanish words, I just didn't know the meaning. For example 'la primavera' like pizza, you know. It means 'the spring'. 'Domingo' like Placido Domingo, Domingo means Sunday. 'Sangría', which means 'blood', 'biblioteca' - I'm not sure I should explain. 'Zorro' which means 'fox'. It's interesting word. In Russia we pronounce it like 'Зорро' but it is 'Сорро' in Spanish. There is no analog of our [ з ] in Spanish. I remember from my physics lessons the word 'Los alamos' - it was the name of the laboratory where American scientists created the nuclear bomb. Los Alamos just means 'The Poplars'. How can I forget about 'Estrella'? As you know it's popular chips and beer. But we also pronounce it in a different way, because double 'L' or 'll' sound something like Russian [й] so it's 'эстрейя' not 'эстрелла'. It means 'star'. There are some surnames in football world which could be directly translated. Buendía - buen día - good day. Soldado - soldier, Castañ - chestnut, Chicharito - gosh, I don't know how to say 'горошина' in English, Caballero - gentleman, Moreno - dark-haired. And some Cities: Los Angeles (Лос Анхелес на исп.) - the angels. By the way, do you remember the waterfall 'Aнхель' from the lessons of geography?? And finally Buenos Aires which means 'good air' or 'добрые ветра'. But it's not the initial name of the city. Initial name was - 'Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre'. I can understand why they use the reduction. Have a great day, everyone. I'll be appreciated for any corrections.
Dec 3, 2020 9:41 AM
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Wow, you wrote a lot 🤣 "Sangría" is a drink "Sangre" means "blood"
December 3, 2020