The word “hombre” in Spain not only serves to refer to an adult male but in many expressions, it is used to emphasize different meanings. If we are talking to a woman, we can replace the word “hombre” with “mujer”. Although it’s not uncommon to hear “hombre” used to address women.
Spanish idioms: Meter la pata
Meter la pata means to make a mistake or say something inappropriate. Synonyms of the expression «meter la pata«: equivocarse, errar, desacertar, fallar, confundirse, marrar, patinar Origin of the expression «meter la pata«: the most likely explanation, although there is some other, is that this expression is related to the world of hunting. In Spanish, […]
10 ways to express wishes in Spanish
In this express Spanish lesson you will learn several ways to greet and wish someone well. Would you like to know them? Do you know what you have to say when you meet someone? Or when you say goodbye to your friend when he goes on vacation? What if you meet someone who’s eating? So […]
Spanish Subjunctive Present: wishes
To express wishes in Spanish, we use the subjunctive present. Want to know how to use it? The present subjunctive is one of the most difficult verb forms for students of Spanish. Not because it is a very complicated form or has many irregular verbs, but because its use can sometimes be quite confusing. But, […]
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