El Estropajo – My Spanish Word Of The Day 1/3/2017

¡Buenos Días!

I learned a new Spanish word today. It is:

el estropajo

scouring pad, scrubber

I found this word in a blog post at Español Extranjeros Victoria Moreno.  This post presents us with a mixed vocabulary exercise where you can organize a number of words into groups.  El estropajo belongs in the group called la cocina.

¡Que tengan un buen día!

Mandar A Alguien A Freír Espárragos

¡Hola!

Here is a Spanish expression that uses a food word:

¡Vete a freír espárragos!

It means get lost, go jump in the lake, go take a hike, get out of here.

Now, I don’t know how to cook anything except in the microwave.  I have no idea how to cook asparagus.  Apparently, it takes a longer time to fry asparagus as opposed to boiling it.  So if you tell someone to go fry asparagus, they will be occupied for some time and they will leave you alone.  You can find an explanation in Spanish of the origin of this saying at Columna Zero.

You can learn about other Spanish food expressions at Español Extranjeros Victoria Moreno.

¡Hasta Luego!

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