Latino culture

The A to Z Challenge: Y and Z

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… Continue reading The A to Z Challenge: Y and Z

Latino culture

A to Z Challenge Just Became More Challenging: W and X

Today I'm listing two words in Spanish that beginning with W and X. Why? 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… Continue reading A to Z Challenge Just Became More Challenging: W and X

Latino culture

A to Z Challenge: V is for Viva

Two words today, in our continuation of Spanish words, both with the letter V:   Viva can mean "Long live..." or be a cheer like "Hurrah!" You can use the words together: ¬°Viva la Vida! A good phrase to remember when you feel full of joy.

Family, Latino culture

A to Z Challenge: U is for Uvas

The Spanish word uvas means grapes. When I think of grapes many memories come to mind. My mother's family were migrant workers; her father a foreman. They followed the crops from Pomona, California to Fresno and all the little towns in between in the great California Central Valley. Picking fruit, nuts, and citrus in 90-degree… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: U is for Uvas