Impermeabilizante – My Spanish Word Of The Day 11/15/2017


My Spanish word of the day is:


waterproofing process; waterproofing product

I discovered my word of the day at Fluent U while reading Tricks To Tackle The Top 10 Hardest Spanish Words To Pronounce.  Impermeabilizante is #1!  The number of syllables and the vowel diphthong make it tough to pronounce.

If you would like a challenging reading practice, the PAQSA Blog has a post about how to choose a waterproofing product: El mejor impermeabilizante – cómo elegirlo.

If you’re in the mood for a video, you can get some listening practice with a video from The Home Depot México about how to apply impermeabilizante to a roof called Cómo impermeabilizar.

¡Feliz miércoles!


Indefectiblemente-My Spanish Word Of The Day 3/28/2016

Pablo Neruda 1963.jpg
Pablo Neruda

¡Buenos Días!

I discovered my Spanish word of the day, indefectiblemente, at the Fluent U Blog; the title of the blog post is 6 Pithy Quotes From Spanish-Language Writers.

Indefectiblemente means inevitably or without fail, unfailingly.  It is a part of this quote by the Chilean poet-diplomat and Nobel Prize winner, Pablo Neruda: “Algún día en cualquier parte, en cualquier lugar indefectiblemente te encontrarás a ti mismo, y ésa, sóla ésa, puede ser la más feliz o la más amarga de tus horas.”

The Fluent U translation is: “Someday, somewhere, in some place you will inevitably run into your own self, and that, only that, can be the happiest or bitterest of your moments.”

Since this quote is about finding your true self, Fluent U’s article concentrates on the word encontrarto find.  But, the word that jumped out for me is indefectiblemente as it is a new word for me.  If you would like to know more about the word encontrar, click here to go to the Fluent U blog.

Below are a few sample sentences using indefectiblemente.

Siempre que se va de viaje, yo me quedo triste indefectiblemente. (Every time he goes on a trip, I am inevitably sad.)

Igual de tu madre, eres indefectiblemente afable.  (Just like your mother, you are unfailingly kind.)

Cuando vamos al campo, indefectiblemente llueve. (When we go to the countryside, it inevitably rains.)

¡Hasta Pronto!

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103 Ecuadorian Slang Words From Fluent U

The Fluent U Blog has posted a list of 103 Ecuadorian slang words.  My favorite is caleta, literally meaning cove, but in slang terms means house or home.  To read the entire list of Ecuadorian slang words from Fluent U, please click here.

sea, houses, ocean
Caleta is an Ecuadorian slang term for house or home. It literally means cove.