Coscorrón – My Spanish Word Of The Day 1/20/2017

 

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Federico se dio un coscorrón.

¡Hola!

My Spanish word of the day is:

el coscorrón

a bump on the head

Example Sentences: Federico se dio un coscorrón. (Fred bumped his head.)

Al levantarse, Federico se dio un coscorrón con la puerta del armario. (When he got up, Fred bumped his head on the closet door.)

I came across this word while reading an article at El País about the difficulties that Spanish students experience pronouncing certain sounds of the Spanish language.  33 Palabras En Español Que Ningún Extranjero Es Capaz De Pronunciar explains why a Japanese student will find it hard to pronounce despotricar (to rant and rave), why an Italian will struggle with piscina (pool), and why someone from Slovakia will find it almost impossible to say limpiauñas (fingernail cleaner).  The rr (doble erre) sound is difficult for Spanish students from many different countries to pronounce, so el coscorrón is quite a challenge.

You can read 33 Palabras En Español Que Ningún Extranjero Es Capaz De Pronunciar at El País Icon.  The article also presents a YouTube Video from Babbel: 8 Words You’ll Struggle To  Pronounce (If You’re Not Hispanic).

¡Feliz Fin De Semana!

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