Estar A La Que Salta

¡Buenos Días!

My Spanish phrase of the day is:

Estar a la que salta

This means to always be on the lookout for something that you can take advantage of.  It describes a person who never misses a trick.  It also has a negative meaning which is to never miss an opportunity to criticize or find fault with someone.

Example Sentences:

Ricardo encontrará empleo pronto porque siempre está a la que salta.

estás a la que salta, cada vez que me equivoco te ríes de mí.

Spanishpodcast.net has a podcast devoted to the meaning and origin of this expression.  Click here to go to the website, or go to www.spanishpodcast.net (episode 63).

¡Hasta pronto!

El Plano vs. El Mapa

¡Hola!

In Spanish, el plano is a city map as well as a representation of smaller area such as a neighborhood or a college campus.  El plano is also an architect’s blueprint for a house.

el plano

El mapa is a representation of a larger space, such as a county, state, province, country, or the world.

el mapa

It is always good to remember that that although mapa ends in the letter -a, it is a masculine noun that requires a masculine pronoun.

¡Que tengáis un buen día!

Image Credits: El Plano – http://image.slidesharecdn.com/matrizdofa-110525155013-phpapp01/95/matriz-dofa-5-728.jpg?cb=1306339211

El Mapa – https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/11/Mapa_de_Espa%C3%B1a_-_Constituci%C3%B3n_de_1873.svg/416px-Mapa_de_Espa%C3%B1a_-_Constituci%C3%B3n_de_1873.svg.png