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.
¿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

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 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 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.