Talking New Mexico

My husband and I were fortunate to spend most of our summer in New Mexico this year. We stayed in Santa Fe, Taos and the Albuquerque area, where my husband’s family lives. We also drove far north, which we usually don’t have the time to do, visiting the picturesque mountain town of Chama and theContinue reading “Talking New Mexico”

Tocayo

Last year I wrote about one of my favorite Spanish words, estrenar. Another favorite is tocayo: Tocayo: Namesake I don’t feel that the English translation of this word really does justice to the Spanish meaning or sentiment. In Spanish-speaking countries, and especially in Mexico, tocayo is a heartfelt word to refer to someone who sharesContinue reading “Tocayo”

5 Spanish Sayings and Their English Equivalents

Great translation captures the true meaning of something in the target language while also keeping it accessible and relatable for the reader. This is especially true for Spanish sayings and their English equivalents! One of my most popular blog posts has been about Spanish dichos, or sayings. A translation colleague recently presented about proverbs fromContinue reading “5 Spanish Sayings and Their English Equivalents”

Welcome and Support: How Universities in Spain and Latin America Can Effectively Recruit and Support U.S. Students, Part 1.

Para leer este artículo en español, ¡haz clic aquí! Hello out there! Today’s post is the first in a three-part series called “Welcome and Support: How Universities in Spain and Latin America Can Effectively Recruit and Support U.S. Students.” Due to the pandemic, international travel is changing every day. This is especially true for studentContinue reading “Welcome and Support: How Universities in Spain and Latin America Can Effectively Recruit and Support U.S. Students, Part 1.”

Estrenar

“Estrenar” is one of my favorite Spanish words. This verb is often used to mean “to wear something for the first time.” It also means “to premiere” or “to debut.” When wearing something new for the first time, I often imagine that I am “premiering” the new shoes, or earrings, etc. Here’s an example ofContinue reading “Estrenar”

For the love of podcasts – Part two

I’ve had folks tell me they liked my first Spanish podcast recommendations from last year. So, here is “Part Two” with my new discovery of Las Raras Podcast. This show shares diverse stories of folks from around the world. A couple of recent episodes are “No se vende” (Not for sale), which tells of aContinue reading “For the love of podcasts – Part two”