By Yara Simon | 02/26/2014 - 12:19
Uh, that doesn’t mean what you think it means.
If you’re feeling insecure in your English to Spanish translating abilities, you’re not alone. Especially because there are some Spanish words that are trying to fool you. You know, the ones that look similar to English words but don't mean the same things. These are known as "false friends," and they are probably the reason your abuelita has given you some serious side-eye in the past. Here are some Spanish words you may have used incorrectly in the past:
By Amaris Castillo | 08/08/2013 - 13:13
About 38 million people speak Spanish at home, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Census has released an interactive, online map that pinpoints the array of languages other than English that were spoken in homes across the country in 2011.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/01/2013 - 15:19
By Amaris Castillo | 12/07/2012 - 15:51
Nothing was lost in translation here.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/07/2012 - 09:29
Have you ever had to “parquear” your car?
This word, used as a replacement for “parking” by many Spanish speakers here in the U.S., is just one of several words that are included in the new Spanish stylebook by The Associated Press – known as the Manual de Estilo Online de la AP (a mouthful, yes).
By Samantha Leal | 06/12/2012 - 15:53
English is set to replace Spanish as the language used to teach in Puerto Rico’s public schools, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. The plan will start under a 10-year umbrella this summer, said Education Secretary Edward Moreno Alonso.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/21/2011 - 13:30
We know The Muppets isn’t premiering until Wednesday (November 23), but we just had to share the incredibly adorable promo video below. Kermit the Frog explains in Spanish why he’s known throughout Latin America as René. “It all started in Mexico,” Kermy muses. “The first time I went there, they presented me as René and I didn’t want to be rude so I never corrected them.”
By Amaris Castillo | 07/12/2011 - 16:00
A middle-school student recently won the first national Spanish spelling bee, the Associated Press reports. Seventh-grader Evelyn Juárez of Santa Cruz, New Mexico, won after spelling “bizantisimo”—which means excess luxury—correctly.