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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
The …

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Dicho: Ojos Que No Ven…
March 19, 2012 – 7:03 am | One Comment
Dicho: Ojos Que No Ven…

Ojos Que No Ven, Corazon Que No Siente
Translation: What the eyes don’t see, the heart can’t feel. Or, what your eyes can’t see, can’t hurt your heart.
Or, is it more out of sight, out of …

Dicho del Dia: Silence is Gold
February 3, 2012 – 6:34 am | No Comment
Dicho del Dia: Silence is Gold

“La Palabra es Plata, el Silencio Oro.”
Dicho Translation: “Words are silver, silence is gold.”
Remember that antes que metas la pata, remember that before you give your opinion otra vez. Remember that before you plug-in to …

Gritos al Cielo: Latina Prayers for Patience
December 22, 2011 – 7:32 am | 8 Comments
Gritos al Cielo: Latina Prayers for Patience

¡Ay! Virgencita, Ayudame!
By Jessie Nuez
¡Ay! Gran Poder de Dios!
¡Ay! Virgencita de la Altagracia ilumíname el camino a la tranquilidad.
María Santísima que estaré yo pagando!
Dios de la Vida, Padre Celestial, cuida de mi que no quiero …

Dicho: No Escupas Al Cielo
September 7, 2011 – 6:49 am | 15 Comments
Dicho: No Escupas Al Cielo

No Escupas al Cielo, Que Encima Te Cae
In other words, don’t get uppity. Don’t spit towards the sky, because it’s going to come down on you.
You do something not-so-nice, guess who it is coming back …

Dichos: Listen to the Consejos
August 24, 2011 – 8:22 am | 4 Comments
Dichos: Listen to the Consejos

So, dichos are going American mainstream.
At least this one:
El Que No Oye Consejo No Llega a Viejo.
It’s in the opening of Hey Baby (Drop it to the Floor) by Pitbull and T-Pain. (See video below).
The translation is …

Sangria pa’ Celebrar
June 15, 2011 – 8:22 am | No Comment
Sangria pa’ Celebrar

When next you raise your copa of sangria say this: “A comer, beber y bailar que el mundo se va  acabar.”
Basically, it’s the Spanish version of “eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.”
Cheery, …

Dicho: No Hay Mal …
May 11, 2011 – 7:05 am | 6 Comments
Dicho: No Hay Mal …

By Tracy López
Like most children I had a keen eye for injustice – especially when it was perpetrated against me.
“It’s not fair!” I’d declare. My mother, calmly, and sometimes without even looking up from whatever …

Patas, Mouths, Mistakes
April 6, 2011 – 7:14 am | 4 Comments
Patas, Mouths, Mistakes

El que tiene boca, se equivoca.

By Juan Alanis
¿Cuantas veces no hemos metido la pata? Most times, from literally opening our bocas one too many times – perhaps at the wrong time, in front of the …

Spanish Dichos: A Proverb for Every Occasion
March 30, 2011 – 4:37 am | 7 Comments
Spanish Dichos: A Proverb for Every Occasion

(Ed. note: Hi, click the headline to see the video.)
Welcome to another installment of Spanish Dichos y Refranes, Tiki Tiki-style.
In English we say “When pigs fly” or “When hell freezes over.”
In Spanish, we say “Cuando la …

Dichos: There’s an App for That. (Giveaway)
February 9, 2011 – 9:52 am | 11 Comments
Dichos: There’s an App for That. (Giveaway)

Giveaway Closed. Julie won the App! Thanks to all!
By Giovanny Gutierrez
“No hay mal que por bien no venga.” This is one of my favorite dichos and, one of the many that I learned this past …