El Palíndromo – My Spanish Word Of The Day 1/9/2017


My Spanish word of the day is:

el palíndromo


A palindrome is a word, phrase, or number that reads the same forward and backward.

Examples of words in English that are palindromes are eyewow, and civic.  An example of a palindromic English phrase is Madam I’m Adam.

The Spanish words for eye and recognize are palindromes: ojo and reconocer.

Here is a short list of some Spanish phrases that are palindromes.

Yo soy. (I am.)

Yo voy. (I go.) (I’m coming.)

Amo la pacífica paloma. (I love the peaceful dove.)

Nos ideó Edison. (Edison gave us the idea.)

Yo hago yoga hoy. (I’m doing yoga today.)

You can watch a 12 minute TED En Español video about the passion that Juan Pablo Sáez Gil has for palindromes here.