Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Miel - Honey

Martes, 11 de noviembre de 2014

La palabra es miel. 
The word is honey.

Miel - honey
 Categoría: comida - food

Miel - honey

En frase :

La miel es muy dulce. - The honey is very sweet.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ajo - Garlic

Viernes, 7 de noviembre de 2014

Hoy mi palabra es ajo. Today my word is garlic.

Ajo - garlic
Categoría: Las Hierbas - Herbs

Ajo - garlic

En frase : 

El ajo es una de mis hierbas favoritas. - Garlic is one of my favorite herbs. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Here's a few words about cheese - Queso

Miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2014

Thinking about the holidays and words that relate to the coming holiday season, and cheese came to mind. Sooo... Here's a few words about cheese.

Queso - cheese.

Queso = cheese.
Categoría: Comer - Food

Queso - cheese

En frase:

Una imagen de queso. - An image of cheese.

¿Te gusta el queso? - Do you like cheese ?
Si, me gusta.  - Yes I like.

A more literal translation would be "is cheese pleasing to you?" "Yes it pleases me".

En imagen - in image. 

el cuchillo - knife
Un plato. - a dish 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Noviembre - November

Lunes, 3 de Noviembre de 2014

Actualización de noviembre - The November Update. 

Noviembre - November. 

Noviembre - November
 I can't believe the holiday season is fast approaching. Noviembre or November is finally here, bringing us one month closer to the end of the year or año. 

 This picutre pretty much shows what November weather or el tiempo de noviembre looks like where I live. The month starts out rainy lluvioso  and by the end of the month I'll have snowflakes floating gently by my window and the ground will covered in a blanket of white snow nieve blanco.

 The blog will be taking on a holiday theme over the next couple months. My life gets real busy around the holidays, so I'll be posting regularly, but at odd hours. Sometimes I'll be posting in the morning, sometimes at night, bascially whenever I get a chance to get a post up I will. I may miss a day or two, but will try my best not to.

 Aquí está el primero post de noviembre. Here's the first post of November. 

En frase:

Noviembre es undécimo mes del año.
November is the eleventh month of the year.

Bonus words :

Lluvia - rain
Nieve - snow
Tormenta de nieve - snowstorm.

En imagen. In image

El pingüino - penguin
Buho - owl
Arbol - tree
Impermeable - rain coat.
Charco - puddle

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monstruo - monster

Jueves, 29 de Octubre de 2014

Hoy, mi palabra es monstruo. 
Today my word is monster.

Monstruo - monster
Monstruo = monster

En frase:

El  monstruo es aterrador. =  The monster is frightening / scary.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Muerte - Death

Miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2014

Muerte - Death 

Muerte - death
I'm not going to say much about death. It fits Halloween so I'll just leave this here and return tomorrow with something a bit more positive. Happy Halloween week people ;-)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Feliz - Happy

Martes, 28 de Octubre de 2014

Feliz - Happy

feliz - happy
En frase :

Estoy feliz - I am happy.

You could also say:

Estoy contento - I am happy.

If you just wanted say I'm o.k. or I'm fine you could say:

Estoy bien - I'm o.k.

En la conversación:

Hola - Hello
¿Cómo estás? - How are you? 
Estoy bien, gracias. - I'm fine, thanks. 

Otras respuestas - Other responces / answers

Estoy triste - I'm sad.
Estoy feliz - I'm happy.
Estoy enfadado - I'm angy.
Estoy muy bien - I'm really good / I'm great.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Las calabazas - Pumpkins

Lunes, 27 de Octubre de 2014

Las calabazas - pumpkin

Las calabazas - Pumpkins
Categoría: Las verduras = vegetables

calabaza - pumpkin (singular)

En frase:

Las calabazas son de color naranja.  - The pumpkins are orange.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ghost - fantasma

Jueves, 23 de Octubre de 2014

Fantasma - ghost.

Ghost - Fantasma
 Categoría: espeluznante - creepy

Fantasma - ghost

En frase:

Él es un fantasma feliz. - He is a happy ghost.

El fantasma es de color blanco. - The ghost is white.

Side note:  

When reading Spanish you can tell the difference between he and the by the accent mark in the e or é . Since both words sound pretty much the same when listening to a Spanish speaker you have to take it in context to the subject matter.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cementerio - cemetery

Miércoles, 22 de Octubre de 2014

cementerio - cemetery

cementerio - cemetery

Categoría:espeluznante - creepy

En frase:

El cementerio es espeluznante. The cemetery is creepy.

En imagen - in picture.

La luna - moon
La noche - the night
Los murciélagos - bats
Lápida sepulcral - tombstone / gravestone

Happy Halloween =)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bruja - Witch

Martes, 21 de octubre de 2014

Bruja - witch

Our cute witch or bruja has returned and she is flying volando through the sky, el cielo,  with her cat, gato. She passes la luna, the moon, and is probably going to a Halloween fiesta party.

Categoría: Días festivos - Holidays

Bruja - witch

En frase:

La bruja está volando en el cielo. The witch is flying in the sky.

volar - to fly
volando - flying

Bonus words :

gato negro - black cat
la luna - the moon
el cielo - the sky
escoba - broom

La luna está en el cielo. - The moon is in the sky. 

Buenas noches amigos y amigas. - Good night friends (guy and girls)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Volar - To Fly

Lunes, 20 de Octubre de 2014

As I mentioned at the beginning of the month. I'm a Halloween nut. The next 2 weeks will definitely take on a strong Halloween theme. Hope you all enjoy, and happy monday and Happy Halloween !

Volar - to fly.

volar - to fly
Categoría: días festivos - holidays

En frase:

Me gusta volar. = I like to fly.
¿Te gusta volar? = Do you like to fly?

Bonus words:

gato - cat
luna - moon
las botas - boots
sombrero - hat
la escoba - broom.
pelo - hair
pelirroja - redhead

Bonus sentences :

Ella tiene pelo rojo - She has red hair.
Ella es pelirroja - She is a redhead.

Both terms would be acceptable for describing a red haired woman or mujer pelirroja.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ayuntamiento - City Hall

Jueves, 16 de octubre de 2014

Ayuntamiento - city hall

Ayuntamiento = city hall / town hall
Ayuntamiento - city hall

Categoría: La ciudadcity / town

En frase :

Ayuntamiento es el edificio más grande en la ciudad.
City hall is the largest building in town.

Bonus words in picture:

Boca de incendio = fire hydrant
La calle = the street
Los arboles = trees
La bandera de los estados unidos = flag of the United States
Las casas = houses
Los coches - cars
La farola - street light / lamp

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mi gato - My Cat

Miércoles, 15 de octubre de 2014

Mi gato - my cat
Mi gato = my cat.
Categoría: Los animales - Animals

Gato - cat

En frase:

Tengo un gato negro y blanco. 
I have a black and white cat.

Bonus words :

Tengo - I have
Negro - black
Blanco - white
Cómoda - chest of drawers (dresser)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Gótico - Gothic

Martes, 14 de octubre de 2014

Gótico - Gothic

Gotico - gothic
Categoría: la moda - fashion

Gótico - gothic

En frase:

Me gusta la moda Gótica. 
I like gothic fashion.

¿Te gusta la moda gótica?
Do you like the gothic fashion?

Bonus words. 

Crow - corneja
Moon - luna
Tree - arbol
White shoes - zapatos blancos
Jeans - los pantalones vaqueros 
Jacket - chaqueta
Vest - chaleco

Dark - oscuro 

Autumn otoño always puts me in a more gothic mood. I double check my posts with a translator to try and keep everything as accurate as possible. When I double checked the post I realized the accent in gótico is in the wrong place. It should be over the o and not the i. Lo siento.Sorry. I already deleted the master and didn't have time to redo it. The correction is noted here. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Uncle Als Birthday - Feliz cumpleaños tío Al 93

Lunes, 13 de Octubre de 2014

Feliz Cumpleaños Tío Al. 
Happy Birthday Uncle Al.

I meant to post this yesterday. Better late than never I guess. Today we talk about uncles, and birthdays. Yesterday was Tío Al's birthday , soooo... Feliz cumpleaños Tío Al. Happy birthday Uncle Al.

¡ Feliz cumpleaños Tío Al !
Categoría: La Familia - The Family 

Uncle - Tío
Aunt - Tía 
Feliz - happy
Cumpleaños - birthday

To say happy birthday in Spanish you would say Feliz cumpleaños which translates to happy birthday or many returns. So to wish Uncle Al a happy birthday you would say  ¡ Feliz cumpleaños tío Al !

Here's some bonus words:

Bow tie - la pajarita
Pipe - el tubo, el pipo
To smoke - fumar. 

Anyway, just wanted to wish Uncle Al a happy birthday. 93

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nublado - Cloudy

Viernes, 10 de Octubre de 2014

Nublado - Cloudy

Nublado = clouds
Categoria: El tiempo / el clima = the weather

Las nubes = clouds
Nublado = cloudy

En frase:

En octubre a menudo esta nublado.
In October it is often cloudy.

Bonus words:

a menudo = often.
estacionamiento = parking

Thursday, October 9, 2014

El bosque - the forest.

Jueves, 9 de Octubre de 2014

El bosque - the forest.

El bosque = the forest
Categoría: Otoño Autumn

El bosque - the forest.

En frase: 

Hay muchos árboles en el bosque - There are many trees in the forest.

Bonus words: 

Árbol - tree
Arroyo - stream / brook/ creek 

Imagen cortesía de new-aeon-design.com
Image courtesy of new-aeon-design.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hoy mi palabra es espantapájaros Scarecrow

Martes, 7 de Octubre de 2014

Mi palabra hoy es espantapájaros. 
My word today is scarecrow.

Espantapájaros - scarecrow / Girasol - sunflower.
Categoría : Otoño Autumn.

Espantapájaros = scarecrow.

Bonus words:

Girasol = sunflower.
Maiz = corn

En Frase:

Un espantapájaros con maiz y girasoles.
A scarecrow with corn and sunflowers.

Imagen cortesía de new-aeon-design.com
Image courtesy of new-aeon-design.com

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hueso - bone is the word of the day.

Lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014

Mi palabra del día es hueso. 
My word of the day is bone.

hueso = bone
Categoría: El cuerpo. the body.

Not my best graphic design but I'm trying to keep with the Octubre / Halloween theme.

Hueso can also be used to descibe a color. Por ejemplo: Una camiseta de color hueso. An off white t-shirt.

Bonus word:

Camiseta = t-shirt.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

comida rapida - fast food

jueves, 2 de Octubre de 2014

Comida rapida - fast food

¿Tienes hambre? - You hungry ?

¿Tienes hambre? translates more to "You have hunger?" which is how it is said in Spanish.

Tengo hambre - I have hunger

Tengo hambre is how you say "I am hungry". In English you would say I am hungry, so you would think it would be Estoy hambre, but you should use tengo hambre "I have hunger."

Comida rapida = fast food.
Categoría: Comer y beber , food and drink.

One of the things I always miss about summer or verano is eating comiendo the comida rapida at my favorite place along the river. ¡Ahora tengo hambre! = Now I am hungry.

Pictured :

Hamburguesa = hamburger
Las papas fritas = french fries.
Refrescos = sodas or pops depending on where you live.

En frase:

Me encanta la comida rápida en verano. = I love the fast food in summer.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October - Octubre

El primero de Octubre de 2014
The first of October.

 I can't believe how quickly septiembre passed by. I didn't post anything ayer yesterday because I've been real busy getting the month of octubre ready. I should of did a quick post , but honestly it just didn't seem like I had the time. Lo siento, sorry.

O.k. I guess I should worn you all now. I'm a Halloween / Samhain nut, and the blog will be taking on a Octubre / Halloween / Samhain type theme. I'm a bit of an all around holiday nut so the blog really will take on some different looks over the next few months, and the posts will reflect the season or as we say in español, se dice temporada = you say season.

While we in el estados unidos = The United States celebrate Halloween and Samhain, many people in Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries celebrate  Día De Los Muertos or the day of the dead. I'm planning on learning a bit more about this holiday and posting what I find here. For now you could check out this wiki.

Now that the cooler weather is here I should be dedicating more time to my Spanish studies as well. I really haven't had the time to check out the course at spanishpod101.com. I got a free 7 day trial, and I think the site offers many freebies but course downloads cost $7.00 a month at the time of this writing. I'm thinking about signing up , they offer beginner / intermediate / and advanced. I enjoyed the little bit of material that I checked out. I'll probably post a more indepth review later in the month.

With that said, mi palabra del día es octubre - my word of the day is October. I will leave you with the graphic of the day, thanks for stopping by and learning Spanish with me. Buen día = good day.

Octubre = October.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Me gusta la música - I like the music

Lunes, 29 de Septiembre de 2014

Me gusta la música. = I like the music.

Me gusta la música - I like the music.
 Categoría: Club Nocturno = Night Club

One of my favorite pastimes is music. Me gusta la música. I like the music.

If you wanted to ask someone if they liked the music you could say :

¿Te gusta la música? - You like the music?

Mi música favorita es techno - My favorite music is techno.

¿Cúal es tu música favorita? - What is your favorite music?

There really isn't a word for like in Spanish. Me gusta  can be loosely translated to it is pleasing to me. It is a way of describing pleasure.

Me gusta bailar. - I like to dance or dancing pleases me.

No me gusta - I don't like or it is unpleasant to me.

No me gusta música. I don't like music
No me gusta deportes. - I don't like sports.
No me gusta bailar. - I don't like to dance.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Copa de vino - Glass of Wine

Viernes, 26 de septiembre de 2014

Hola y bienvenido. Hello and welcome.

Hoy mi palabra es vino.  Today my word is wine.

Copa de vino = glass of wine.
 Wine = vino
 Copa = cup or glass

En frase:

Disfrute de una copa de vino. Enjoy a glass of wine.

When ordering a glass of wine you could say.

Quiero una copa de vino = I want a glass of wine.

That is a bit abrupt though, to be a little more polite you could say.

Quisieras una copa de vino tinto por favor.  = I would like a glass of red wine please.

If you wanted a glass of white wine you would say.

Quisieras una copa de vino blanco, por favor.  = I would like a glass of white wine please.

I hope I got the spelling of Quisieras correct. I tried to double check in a translator and it was coming out wierd. If it's not the correct form, please correct me in comments and let me know the proper form. Gracias - Thanks 

¡Que tengas buen fin de semana!
You have a great weekend !  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Buddha Buda Budista Buddhist

Jueves, 25 de Septiembre de 2014

Buda = Buddha

Budista = Buddhist Buda = Buddha
Categoría: religión religion

En frase:

El Buda es perfecto. = The Buddha is perfect.

El budista le gusta meditar = The buddhist likes to meditate.

Bonus words:

le gusta : he/she likes.
perfecto : perfect
meditar : to meditate. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cámara de seguridad - Security Camera

Miércoles, 24 de Septiembre do 2014

Cámara de seguridad = security camera.

Cámara de seguridad - Security camera.
En frase:

La cámara de seguridad  te está mirando. The security camera is watching you. 

Which made me think of.

El gran hermano te está mirando. Big brother is watching you.

Un signo de los tiempos. A sign of the times.

So for reasons of security seguridad and therefore insecurity inseguridad I bid thee farewell. Tengas que buen día. You have a good day :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gun Pistola

Martes, 23 de Septiembre de 2014

Hoy, mi palabra es pistola. 
Today my word is gun.

Pistola = Gun
Pistola = gun

You could also say "arma de fuego" for firearm.

En frase:

El imagen es de un hombre con una pistola.
The image is of a man with a gun.

Él es un hombre malo. 
He is a bad man. 

Bonus word :

Malo = bad. malo(m) mala(f) 

El imagen y Él es un hombre.  The image and he is. The accent in the second "Él" differentiates the from he. They are basically pronounced the same, and are understood based on the context of the topic. Somewhat confusing at first but you start to get used to it.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Gracias Thank You

Lunes, 22 de Septiembre de 2014

Gracias = thanks.

Escribir = to write. Gracias = Thank you.
Categoría: buenos modales = Good manners.

Gracias = thanks or thank you.

En frase: 

Gracias por seguirme. Thanks for following me.

Bonus word :

Escribir = to write.

In any language good manners or buenos modales are very important. Always remember to say please, por favor, and thank you, gracias.

Gracias por leyendo. Thanks for reading.

Seguirme en twitter por favor. Please follow me on twitter. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

otoño Autumn

Jueves, 18 de Septiembre de 2014

Where I live the weather starts to change in Septiembre. The temperature starts to drop, summer ends and autumn begins. It's a cool day today, and the leaves are already starting to change. So I thought this was  a fitting graphic for the day.

otoño = autumn

otoño = Autumn
Categoría: Las estaciones - The Seasons

 El clima está cambiando. = The weather is changing. 

Bonus word:

cambiando = changing. 

For more on the weather, check out this related post. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Los colores, verde - green.

Martes, 17 de Septiembre de 2014

Verde - Green

Verde Green
Categoría: Los colores. Colors

En frase:

En los Estados Unidos los dólares son verdes.
In the United State the dollars are green.

Los arboles son verde en verano.
The trees are green in summer. 

Bonus word:

Pimiento = pepper

Pimiento verde = Green pepper.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mariposa - Butterfly

Lunes, 15 de Septiembre de 2014


 Hoy mi palabara es mariposa
 Today my word is mariposa.

Mariposa - butterfly.
Categoría : bichos (bugs)

En frase: 

Mariposa significa butterfly.
Mariposa means butterfly.

La mariposa es de color azul. 
The butterfly is the (of) color blue.

I often google things in Spanish and try to find interesting facts written in Spanish and that I understand. I'm really starting to understand more and more of the stuff I read, and also watch on T.V. I came across this e-how in Spanish on Mariposa Azul or Blue Butterfly. I thought this was an interesting fact.

A menudo se piensa que el color azul en una mariposa simboliza la alegría, el color o un cambio de suerte.

Link to the e-how. Click here.

Rough translate:

It is often thought that the blue color in a butterfly symbolizes joy, color or a change of luck.

Wishing you much joy alegría, y ¡buena suerte! and good luck to you!  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Conversational Spanish - Let's start with Hello - ¡Hola!

Viernes, 12 de Septiembre de 2014

¡Hola! = Hello

¿Cómo estás? = How are you ?
¡Hola! - Hello. ¿Cómo estás? -How are you?
categoría: conversacional = conversational

Just about every conversation starts with hello. In Spanish you would say "¡Hola!" which means hello. Usually when someone says hello, you reply "How are you?" in Spanish you would say "¿Cómo estás?". You could also reply informal "¿Qué pasa? "what's going on?" or very informal "¿Qué tal?" which is sort of like an American "what's up?". 

There you have it. One=uno hello and three=tres replies. Adios = goodbye.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Triste - sad

Jueves, 11 de Septiembre de 2014

Triste - sad.

Triste - sad
En frase:

Estoy triste porque el clima está cambiando.
I am sad because the climate/weather is changing. 

Another confusing word in Spanish is el tiempo. El tiempo can mean the time or the weather. I used the term clima = climate as a reference to the atmosphere and the changing season.

Por ejemplo : for example :

Hace buen tiempo.
The weather is good. (It makes good weather) is a more accurate translation but that is how it is said when referring to the weather or el tiempo

El tiempo can also be a measure of time or reference to time. Por ejemplo:

No tengo tiempo.
I don't have time.

¿Qué hora es?
What time is it? (What hour is it?) is how you ask the time. 
Yes, Spanish can be a bit confusing at times. Hope this helps and didn't overly confuse you. If you are confused, don't be, in time it will start to make sense. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Martes, 9 de Septiembre de 2014


Like UFO unidentified flying object, OVNI is an acronym for objeto volador no identificado.

objeto - object
volador - flying
no identificado - no identifacation.

Now if you ever see a UFO in a Spanish speaking part of the world you will know what to say. 

OVNI Objeto volador no indentifacado. UFO

categoría: extraño strange





Monday, September 8, 2014

¿Como Frijoles? How have you bean?

If you're on tumblr, you might want to check out my tumblr. I try to change it up a bit on there, and a lot of my posts are less serious, and comical at times. This is a reblog that cracked me up way more than it probably should of. http://mi-palabra-del-dia.tumblr.com/
¿Como frijoles? How have you bean?

Te amo - I love you !

Lunes, 8 de Septiembre de 2014

Te amo - I love you.

A simple phrase that says so much. Te amo.

Amor - love. Te amo - I love you!
categoría - category = los sentimientos - feelings. 

A couple words about love.

Amor - Love
Te amo - I love you. 

Other words

corazón - heart
los sentimientos - feelings.  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

El dormitorio - The Bedroom

jueves, 4 de septiembre de 2014

El dormitorio - the bedroom.

 It can also be called :

El cuarto de dormir = bedroom

El cuarto de dormir / el dormitorio = bedroom.
Bonus Words

Armario de ropa = wardrobe
Ventana = window
Cama = bed

Other items in picture

Las almohadas = pillows
Lámpara = lamp
Reloj = clock
Cortinas = curtains
Mesita de noche = night  stand

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

La cara - the face.

miércoles, 3 de septiembre de 2014

La cara - face

La cara = face.
Found this cool anime clipart on OpenClipart and thought I would use it to learn about the face in Spanish.

categoría: El cuerpo - the body.

Cara = face
Las orejas = ears (plural) dos orejas.
Oreja = ear (singular) una oreja.
Los ojos = eyes (plural) dos ojos
Ojo = eye (singular) un ojo.
Nariz = nose
Boca = mouth
Pelo = hair

Frase :

Sus ojos son azules. = His eyes are blue.
Su pelo es negro. = His hair is black.

I couldn't really think of a good phrase for the face. Can you ?  Leave it in the comments. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Video ¿Como es tu familia?

El video es muy lindo ! The video is very cute !

Jugando a las cartas - Playing cards.

Martes, 2 de septiembre de 2014

Jugando a las cartas - Playing cards
Siete de diamantes - 7 of diamonds.

Numero siete - number seven

Jugando a las cartas - Playing cards.
Jugando a las cartas - Playing cards, can refer to a deck or the game.
Siete - 7
Diamantes - Diamonds plural.
Diamante -  Diamond.

Bonus word

Las tarjetas - Credit cards

Monday, September 1, 2014

No Me Convence - I'm not convinced.

No me convence - I am not convinced.

This really cracked me up !

This cat really made me laugh.
Divertido - funny

Septiembre - September

El primero de septiembre de 2014
The first of September 2014

Septiembre - September.

El mes es septiembre - The month is September. 

Septiembre sol. = September sun.
This summer really went by fast. I can't believe its Septiembre already. Please forgive the shameless self promotion, but I was working on my design blog, or at least changing it up for the coming season and thought I'd kill two birds with one stone. I added the septiembre to my blog header and used it for this post. If you're into web design and graphic design related stuff please check out the blog at http://the-design-blog.new-aeon-design.com/

I thought I'd start el primero de septiembre with a little blog news and do a general update. I'm an amateur photographer and I usually like to supply most of the pictures I post on the blog, occasionally I run out of stuff to post and have to find other resources. So, I'd like to give credit where credit is due and thank the fine photographers of morguefile.com for supplying the photo's for the last two weeks of agosto (August).  If you're a blogger and ever need free stock photography to work with I highly recommend them. You can check out my profile here. <-- more shameless self promotion. ¡Lo siento!, sorry.

This month I have a couple surprises and I think I'm going to be changing around the graphics a little bit. I've been wanting to try out some different designs so I think I'm going to try them on some of the posts here. We'll see how it works out.

So for a little Spanish related news…. I signed up for a free trial at spanishpod101.com and really like the service. They offer a free month of service , and then membership plans vary, they have a $4.00 a month plan and I think I may sign up for that when my trial ends. I really like the podcasts, and they have fantastic pronunciations. In each podcast they use more and more Spanish, and less and less English.  I think this process kind of eases you into a more advanced Spanish class, where only Spanish is spoken. That's where I would like to be this time next year. Anyway, try out the free trial, you might like it, and for the record, I'm not affiliated or profiting from the link, just posting because I feel it's pertinent Spanish news for this month.

On a final note, I've been plugging away at my Spanish app from babble. Free app link can be found in the sidebar of the blog. I do profit from that if you shop at Amazon, but only if you by something other than the app. I like the app a lot, I got side tracked last week, didn't do it, and had 150 words to review the other day :-( I'm all caught up now though.

Well, I'm looking forward to the coming month and the change of seasons. Looking forward to learning Spanish and sharing on the blog. Thanks for reading, feel free to comment, and thanks for following Mi Palabra Del Día.

 ¡Hasta pronto! - See you soon.

Friday, August 29, 2014

El castillo - the castle El rey vive en el castillo.

viernes, 29 de agosto de 2014

El castillo - castle.
El castillo = castle
Hoy, mi palabra es el castillo. = Today my word is the castle.

En frase :

El rey vive en el castillo. = The king lives in the castle.

El rey = the king
vivo = lives
el castillo = castle

Thursday, August 28, 2014

el piso - the floor and the flat.

jueves, 28 de agosto de 2014

 El piso - floor.

 Piso is used to refer to the floor, or an apartment or flat. I thought I would use a picture of a flat or apartment for todays word.
piso - floor or flat
Piso = floor or flat or apartment.

Bonus words

La paréd = wall
La lámpara = lamp
La televisión , el televisor = television.

En frase :

In reference to the apartment .
La paréd del piso es blanca = The wall of the flat is white. 
In reference to the floor :
El piso está sucio. = The floor is dirty.
El piso está limpio = The floor is clean. 

You could also use the word suelo, for floor.

El suelo está sucio.
El suelo está limpio.

I use suelo more for the ground. 

El suelo está frio. = The ground is cold.

un video sobre la ropa A Video About Clothes

Video from spanishpod101.com. Thought this was a really great video and I ended up signing up for the course. Another Spanish course to complete.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The office - La oficina.

miércoles, 27 de agosto de 2014

La oficina - the office.

La oficina - the office.
categoría - trabajos - jobs

En frase

Trabajo en una oficina. - I work in an office. 

Actually, I work in a retail shop. So I would say.

Trabajo en una tienda. - I work in a shop.  

You could reply (very informal) ¿y tu? - and you ? 
¿y usted? (a little more formal) - and you?

Bonus word. 

negocios = business.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

El mercado - the market Lets go shopping.

martes,  26 de agosto de 2014

Lets go shopping ! 

El mercado - the market.
El mercado - the market.
El mercado - market
En frase 
¿Dónde está el mercado ? = Where is the market ?

Bonus words.
¿Cuánto cuesta? - How much costs. 
Las verduras - vegetables 
Las  frutas - fruits

Some stuff I can see in the picture.

pepino - cucumber
tomate - tomato
naranja - orange
manzana - apple
las uvas - grapes
cebolla - onion

Monday, August 25, 2014

Vela - Candle. Today we study by candle light.

lunes, 25 de agosto de 2014

La vela = candle.

Vela = candle

The Spanish word of the day is vela = candle.

vela = candle
vela perfumada = scented candle
luz de la vela = candle light
llama de la vela = candle flame

Bonus word.

huele bien = smells nice.

When referring to something that smells good, like una vela perfumada, or food you could say huele bien = smells nice. If you didn't like the smell you could say huele mal = smells bad.

En frase. 

La luz de la vela es romántica. = Candle light is romantic. 
La luz de la vela es relajante. = Candle light is relaxing. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Color Negro - Black

jueves, 21 de agosto de 2014

Negro = Black

Negro y blanco = black and white
Negro = black
Blanco = white

En frase = in phrase.

El cuadrado es negro. The square is black.

Cuadrado = square

Gracias por leer - Thanks for reading,.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

El granero. - The Barn

miércoles, 20 de agosto de 2014

El granero = The barn.

El granero = barn
En frase = In phrase.

El granero es viejo y grande. = The barn is old and large.

El granero is also sometimes called an establo.  I suppose if it's filled with grain granero is appropriate, and if it's full of livestock it would be safe to call it an establo like we use the term stable as in a horse stable.

Bonus phrase.

El cielo está nublado. = The sky is cloudy.

Note : O.K. this es y está are one of those things that really confuse the heck out of me. I'm getting better with it, I think, but here's a tip to help use the two properly.

El granero es viejo y grande. Is considered a permanent state so you use es. In other words the barn is always going to be old and large. It is in a non changing state.

El cielo está nublado. Is considered a changing state. The sky is cloudy now but the sky could be sunny later. So you can use está when things are in a changing state.

This is just one example of when to use es y está . I read this tip somewhere and it has helped me somewhat but I still get it wrong from time to time but hopefully I got it right now in this blog post ;) There are other occasions when you change it up, but I'm going to leave that for another blog post when I have a better understanding of these two words.

If you have any tips or a better explanation of es y está please leave a comment and share.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tableta de chocolate - Choclate Bar

Martes, 19 de agosto de 2014

Tableta de chocolate - chocolate bar.

tableta de chocolate = Chocolate bar
En frase - In phrase. 

Me encanta el chocolate.
I love chocolate.