Abrir La Boca – My Spanish Word Of The Day 4/1/2016

¡Buenas Días!

Today I encountered the phrase abrir la boca.  You may simply think of this as meaning to open your mouth. But, did you know that abrir la boca can also mean to talk about?

I read a short article about the Seville Fair at Practica Español.  Here is the title: 13 Palabras Para Abrir La Boca En La Feria De Sevilla.   I was a little confused about the meaning of this title, but thanks to gengo at Word Reference, I now understand it to mean: 13 Words For Talking About The Seville Fair.  The article is simply a list of vocabulary words related to the fair.

La Feria De Sevilla will take place between April 12 and April 17 this year.  Large tent like pavillions called casetas will be set up in the Los Remedios neighborhood of Seville, where people will party, party, party.  There will be music, and party goers will dance the sevlliana.  There will be food and drink, including pescaito frito and a jug of rebujito, which is dry sherry mixed with lemonade.  There is also an amusement park on a street called Calle Infierno.  And people will be dressed in trajes de flamenca or Flamenco suits and dresses.

Here are 13 words for talking about (para abrir la boca en) the Seville Fair from Practica Españolalbero – limestone yellowish sand;  caseta – fair stand, tent;  englalanada – decorated;  farolillos – lanterns;  feria – fair;  fuegos artificiales – fireworks;  lunes de alumbrao – lightening Monday;  pescaito frito – fried little fish;  portada – main gate; rebujito – typical drink of manzanilla and lemonade;  recinto ferial – fairgrounds;  toreros – bullfighters;  traje de flamenca -Flamenco outfit

¡Hasta Luego!

Image ICredit: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Feria_de_la_Manzanilla,_Sanl%C3%BAcar_de_Barrameda,_mayo_2009.JPG



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