Last day of the A to Z Challenge: Today is Y and Z: YAY!
That’s a Y but we’re concentrating on Spanish words for this challenge.
Y is for “Ya” which means Enough, or Already, or “Enough already.”
When a Spanish speaking parent didn’t want to hear their kids continuing to ask/beg/argue for something, they’d say
“Ya!” or” Ya pues.”
Z is the last letter in Spanish too. The letter is pronounced “Zeta.”
Z is for Zanahoria: Carrots.
The Spanish “z” is pronounced differently in Spain than in Latin America. In Spain, it is pronounced like the “th” in the English word “think.” In Latin America, it’s pronounced like the letter “s.”
This is a word I frequently mispronounce as Zanoria, which I chalk up to my lazy tongue.
My favorite way to eat zanahorias? Roasted street carrots from Lazy Dog Restaurant.
This recipe is a twist on Mexican street corn using organic rainbow heirloom carrots, garlic, queso blanco, cilantro lime crema, and Tajin. Tastes as delicious as they look.
In June I’ll travel to Spain and need to remember to use the “th” sound for zanahoria’s and not the “s,” or I may be served something else on my plate other than carrots.
Taking on the challenge, and finishing, has resulted in little stories that I’d forgotten and reminded me that I need to learn more “proper” Spanish.
I’ve enjoyed visiting different countries and hearing stories through the A to Z challenge: France, Mexico, India, Germany and several states in the USA.
Thank you to everyone who connected with me here. I’ve followed a few blogs and look forward to reading your stories.
Categories: Latino culture