Favorite Spanish Palabras
I had to determine this week what my favorite Spanish word is. The yellow pad on my desk is full. From soñar to dulce to cuento to cultura to merengue, I had a hard time making the final choice.
But, it came down to Abrazo.
Abrazo: Hug. That delicious and comforting squeeze we Latinos give so freely — whether it be to loved ones, to lovers or strangers we’ve just met.
Abrazo is my favorite Spanish word.
Why am I sharing this?
Tomorrow is the annual El Día E, a celebración created by the Spain-based Instituto Cervantes to promote and honor el idioma across five continents. They have a wonderful collection of video interviews with Spanish-speaking celebrities and artists such as Alicia Alonso, Shakira and Antonio Banderas.
Not to be outdone, a large group of Latina bloggers got together to post their own words today. We were motivated by Carla and inspired by Tracy, a regular Tiki Tiki contributor who hosts Spanish Fridays on her site, Latina-ish.
So, if you click the links below, you will be served up a fabulous collection of palabras lindas.
And, I hope you will share your own favorite Spanish word with us here today.