Category Archives: Spanish

La Abeja

One of my new favorite Spanish words, the one for “bee.” I love the lightness of the “ha” sound, just the right lift to suggest the fluttering of wings and the buzz over flowers.

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Una Perspectiva

One thing I like a lot about Spanish is the expression for certain human conditions. In English, we say, “I’m sleepy.” Or, “I’m hungry.” I will need to get used to using the Spanish verb tener, to have. Instead of … Continue reading

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Yo Conto Count

One of my favorite greetings to our 17-year-old cat is, “I count on Count.” Mi gato bello. People who meet him think he’s female, but he’s always been a “man’s cat,” as my wife says. Lately, he’s been spending a … Continue reading

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God Speaks Today

Cleaning things out, one of my staff colleagues unearthed an old Bible. She gave it to me. What do you think of it? Looking at the illustrations within, it reminded me of the Good News Bible. I may be able … Continue reading

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Dar a Luz

Family matters have obliged me to cancel my planned trip to Honduras next month, but I’m consoling myself with expanding my vocabulary and working on my verbs. One fantastic (macanudo) idiom I’ve been taught is the Latin American expression for … Continue reading

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Feliz Dia de Pascua

The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. By the LORD has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes.

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Across the Languages

On my morning bike commute to the parish, I’ve been practicing counting forwards and backwards in Spanish. The relationship between different languages fascinates me. And the patterns of numbers is almost as cool as the blooming trees in my neighborhood. … Continue reading

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