My Favorite Words


January 11, 2013 by ebostick1212

With each passing day in Spain, I find myself accumulating more and more vocabulary.  Today’s word?  Hueco–a gap, or a space.  Over the course of months, I have gained a little collection of words that I find linguistically pleasing.  Pretty nerdy, right?  These words have everyday meanings, but sound lovely, and roll off the tongue with ease.

Chispa (chees-pa)–Spark

Bufanda (boo-fahn-da)–Scarf

Almohada (alm-wa-da)–Pillow

Revuelto (rev-wel-tow)–A tasty scrambled egg dish.  I love this word, because it sounds like ‘revolting’ in English, but in Spanish it   means something delicious.

Ciencia (thee-en-thee-ah)–Science.  This is a great word for that typical Spanish lisp.

Nuez   (Noo-eyth)– Nut

Aguantar (Ah-gwant-tar)–To tolerate

Paraguas (Par-ag-was)–Umbrella

Cucurucho (Coo-coo-roo-choo)–Cone

Try saying these words.  They are just fun to say!  Who else out there has a favorite Spanish word?  Let me know!

One thought on “My Favorite Words

  1. ibelivetoday says:

    Hola Liz!!

    My fav Spanish words are:

    Apprendo – I learn & impressionante – Awesome 🙂
    I feel a strong connection with the word ‘Apprendo’ cuz it denotes learning for me:)

    Keep posting your collection!!


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