Hacer Pellas – My Spanish Phrase Of The Day 7/26/2017

¡Muy buenos días!

My Spanish phrase of the day is:

hacer pellas

to play hooky, to be absent, to cut class

Example Sentence

Me arrepiento de haber hecho pellas en el bachillerato.  (I regret having played hooky in high school.)

Set Phrases on SlideShare

Hacer pellas is one of the many phrases that are exemplified in the SlideShare presentation below created by Amanda Salt.  It is entitled Jerga y frases hechas.

This presentation is a fun introduction to many Spanish set phrases.

¡Hasta la próxima!

Afanoso – My Spanish Word Of The Day 7/22/2017

De los tres hombres que le ayudaban a mi papá en el campo, Oriol era el más afanoso.

¡Hola!

My Spanish word of the day is:

afanoso/afanosa

1. industrious, hard-working, dedicated, a person who works hard

2. a difficult, hard, arduous type of work

 

Example Sentences

De los tres hombres que le ayudaban a mi papá en el campo, Oriol era el más afanoso.  (Of the three men who helped my father in the field, Oriol was the most hard-working.)

Limpiar el tanque séptico es una tarea afanoso. (Cleaning the septic tank is hard work.)

¡Hasta la próxima!

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Acantilado – My Spanish Word Of The Day 7/21/2017

Slieve League son unos de los acantilados más altos de Europa.

¡Buenos días!

My Spanish word of the day is:

el acantilado

cliff, bluff (masculine noun)

acantilado/acantilada

steep (adjective)

My Spanish word of the day comes from my reading practice using the travel blog Lo Mejor De Viajar.  On 7/16/2017,  blog author Sandra published an interesting post about her 7 day car trip through Ireland.  During her journey, she visited Los Acantilados de Moher, as well as another famous area of cliffs called Slieve League, some of the tallest cliffs in Europe.  Nuestra Ruta En Coche Por Irlanda at Lo Mejor De Viajar gives many great tips about traveling around Ireland.

¡Hasta luego!

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons