This one isn’t as common as the others, but it’s still used in certain areas and is featured here mainly because I think it’s funny and interesting. “Su merced” literally means “your mercy”, sort of the Spanish equivalent of... Read more
It literally means “at the order” but translates to something more like “at your service”, it’s what servers in restaurants or people selling things on the street say to let you know they’re ready to receive your order. I suspect... Read more
Instead it’s a very polite way of saying “I’m sorry”, frequently heard from service workers like waiters when something goes wrong for the customer. I’ve had a waiter say it when I dropped my own money and he picked it up for me, just... Read more
Soft “j”, that’s how. Colombians pronounce the double-L and y as a soft j sound, like the j in “jay”, e.g. “llegar” = “jay-gar”, “yo” = “joe”, etc. This is in contrast with the traditional... Read more
This is the 6th in a series of posts I’m doing where I help you learn Spanish from music videos and show you how I do it myself (that way you don’t have to wait for me to dissect a Spanish music video, you can go out and start doing it yourself with whatever songs you... Read more
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