Spn 4 Spain Culture Voc

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el aguador

A man who sells water door to door

los aguinaldos

Xmas gifts/bonus

las alpargatas

Sandals

el ateneo

Intellectual club that meets to talk about scholarly topics.

el azafrán

Saffron - Very expensive spice used in dishes like paella

los azulejos

Tiles

la boina

Beret like a French beret

los churros

Fried dough sometimes with powdered sugar/cinnamon. Usually a snack.

decir la buenaventura

To tell fortunes

de nuevo

Do do something again

el gordo

Lottery prize

los gitanos

Gypsies usually live in the Southern part of Spain

el jai-alai

jai-alai: Sport played a lot in Spain like handball but with a long pole with a net.

la llave

The key

la mantilla

Scarf usually of silk worn over the head by women. Some churches will not allow women in without one over your head.

el marisco

Shellfish

la merienda

Afternoon snack

la misa de gallo

Midnight mass at Christmas

la muleta

The matadors stick

el nacimiento

Manger scene usually life size set up at Christmas

Nochebuena

Christmas Eve

el nombre de pila

First name

la paella

Spanish rice dish with shellfish and azafran

picante

Spicy

por consiguiente

Therefore

el puchero

National dish of Spain - a stew

puesto que

Since

las rejas

Bars on windows

Los Reyes Magos

The Three Kings

se sueltan a correr

Are let loose to run

el sereno

Man who would carry keys to let you in your house. People tip him. He will also yell out the time.

soler + infinitive (suelen + infinitive)

To usually... to be in the habit of...

el sorteo

Drawing of numbers in a lottery

la siesta

Nap

las tapas

Appetizers like food served in bars that are more like mini meals. Usually cheap.

la tertulia

Informal reunion usually in your home

el torero

Bullfighter

la tuna

Group of college musicians

"pelando la pava"

Chatting/flirting conversation at the rejas between boyfriend/girlfriend.

ligero

Light

la costumbre

Custom

La vida

Life

la horchata

A drink made with almonds, water, sugar

vasco

Basque (ethnic group in the western Pyrenees of Spain)

sino

If not but

tirar

To throw

coger

To catch

la cesta

The basket

la propina

Tip

arida

Arid/dry

callejero

Of the street

los villancicos

Christmas carols

El Día de la Raza

Columbus Day

El Día de los Difuntos

Day of the Dead

El día del Santo

Saint Day - celebrated like a birthday

La Semana Santa

Holy Week

La Pascua Florida

Easter

La Fiesta de San Fermin

The running of the bulls

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