Today I’m listing two words in Spanish that beginning with W and X.
There are no native words in Mexican Spanish that begin with the letter W.
I wonder if that’s the case in other languages?
Most W words are English based, like “WiFi,” meaning wireless networks.
In a sentence, you’d hear someone say “Hay wifi?” translation, “Is there wifi?”
There are plenty of words that begin with X but most are proper nouns, Mayan or Nahuatl words. Such as:
Xavier, which is a male name,
or the infamous Xolo, short for Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced show-loh-eets-KWENT-lee) a pre-Columbian dog dating back 3,500 years.
The Xolo is featured in paintings by Frida Kahlo, whose husband Diego Rivera had as pets. The breed has been AKC registered since the late 1800’s.
Cute but not fluffy:
So, today’s challenge was short and sweet, like Wifi and Xolo.
See you Saturday and thanks for visiting.
Categories: Latino culture