In Spanish, contrary to that of English, we have different ways of caring about someone and say i love you, and two different phrases to express different things that are far away from each other in terms of meaning.
In English you can say you love someone, it doesn’t matter if it’s a friend, a relative, or a couple, the meaning of that sentence varies from one another: A friend doesn’t take it with the same meaning a girlfriend/boyfriend does it.
in Spanish we have “Te quiero”, and “Te amo”. The first one is usually said towards a friend, while the second is more commonly used towards a relative or a couple, knowing this you can already tell which one you want to use for your purpose…
This is a classic. The one word that we all probably learn after “dad” and “mom”, the most basic way of greeting there is in any language, and the easiest way of asserting “I know how to say something in another language”.
When we translate “Hello” to Spanish, something curious happens:
Hello in Spanish is “Hola”, In English there’s “hello” and “hi”, the first is “formal”, the sort of polite word you use when talking to anyone, including people you don’t know, whilst “hi” is more friendly and this implies that it wouldn’t be a good idea to say hi to everyone, especially when it’s someone we just met, worse if it’s an old person: It just feels impolite, even if the person doesn’t take it personal.
In Spanish we say “Hola” to everyone, you can say “Hola” to a friend, family, an old person or a stranger.
This is one of the very few exceptions in the more common non-written rule which states that in Spanish everything is harder than in English.
The word “dad” has a few variants in the English language, “daddy” or “father” are also used to refer to that paternal figure that we both want and need.
Just as in English the Spanish has several words to name the house lord (how heroic it sounds, huh?), the most interesting thing is that they are equivalent to those of English! It is not as in other cases where words vary by geographical location; this is something that is standardized to put it somehow.
Let's see, the internationally correct translations are “papá” for dad, “padre” for father, and “papi” for daddy. Even their pronunciations are similar!
Although the thing does not end here, let's go back to the last variant of the word, daddy, although we said that it does not vary by location it has been given by several widely globalized variants in the Spanish-speaking world, besides “papi” we can encounter “papito”, “pa” or “apá”, and as it is not surprising there are also children who, because of liking the language or simply because they think it’s cute, they use the word daddy referring to their paternal figures.
Padre is the most formal, also Papa, Papito is a latinoamerican variant.
- Hi Dad - Hola Papá
- Good morning Father - Buenos días Padre
- The father of alchemy - El padre de la alquimia
- Hi Daddy - Hola Papito / Hola Papi
- Big daddy - Gran padre, Gran papito
- I love you daddy - Te quiero padre or papá or papito
In Spain, Bacon it's called by its commonest translation 'tocino', although in Aragon region it’s also called 'tocino' to the pig, and many people also call it by its original name bacon, isn’t it curious?
It is also the same for iberico bacon, pork bacon and english bacon, tocino, which comes from pork. But It is also used the english word bacon.
If we cross the Atlantic we will find that in Latin America the bacon name changes in some countries; for example, in Argentina it is called 'panceta' and ‘unto’ in some regions of this country, meanwhile in Venezuela it is called 'tocineta'.
Other countries like Ecuador and Peru have obtained to Hispanicize the original name of this food thus creating the word 'beicon'. Another curious fact, in some South American countries it is often called 'tocino' to the one who is fat and 'tocineta' to the lean (the healthier one?).
A delicious food without doubt, with many uses in the kitchen and that can be enjoyed at any time. How do you like to call it in Spanish?
10 in Spanish is “Diez”. 10th in Spanish is Décimo
- Ten monkeys - Diez Monos
- It is ten o clock - Son las Diez de la noche.
- In 10th century - En el siglo décimo.
Like in most languages (at least western languages) we first have to learn the ten numbers that actually exist, and the new numbers are created with the use of the first ones. In Spanish we call them in this order: Cero, uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve y Diez.
The correct translation of and in spanish is Y.
To say And You we use Y tu
Let’s see an example:
Me gusta el chocolate y las naranjas. – I like chocolate and oranges.
Quiero ir a Roma y tu? - I want to go to Rome and you?
The translation of are in spanish is not easy as the verb to be is irregular.
Let’s see and example:
We are the best – Somos los mejores – Here the translation of are is somos.
You are the best – Eres el mejor – here the translation of are is eres.
In general the verb to be in spanish is as follows:
I am – Yo soy
You are – Tú eres
He is – Él es
She is – Ella es
We are – Nosotros somos
You are – Vosotros sois
They are – Ellos son
So we have used three different “are” in spanish: eres, somos y sois.
To say school in spanish we will use the word escuela.
If we are referring to high school we will say instituto
If we are referring to university we will write universidad.
To say when in spanish you can use the word cuando which can be in a question and also in an answer.
Let’s see an example:
Cuando te vas? which means when do you leave?
Me iré cuando acabe mi trabajo. I will leave when I finish my word
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In this article we will learn how to say the numbers in spanish.
First of all, the word numbers in spanish is números
Let's see the cardinal numbers in spanish. We will put the english numbers first and then the spanish version.
One – Uno
Two – Dos
Three – Tres
Four – Cuatro
Five – Cinco
Six – Seis
Seven – Siete
Eight – Ocho
Nine – Nueve
Ten – Diez
Eleven – Once
Twelve – Doce
Thirteen – Trece
Fourteen – Catorce
Fiveteen – Quince
Sixteen – Dieciséis
Seventeen – Diecisiete
Eighteen – Dieciocho
Nineteen – Diecinueve
Twenty – Veinte
Let’s see now the ordinal numbers in spanish.
First – Primero
Second – Segundo
Third – Tercero
Fourth – Cuarto
Fifth – Quinto
Sixth – Sexto
Seventh – Séptimo
Eight – Octavo
Ninth – Noveno
Tenth – Décimo
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