Category: El Callejero

Calorón

A PALABRA DEL DÍA

CALORÓN

ORIGEN: La palabra ‘calorón’ viene de calor.

DEFINICIÓN:

En gran parte de América Latina se usa para describir que hace mucho calor. También de forma más general en el todo el mundo hispanohablante para describir la sensación de calor del cuerpo producida por una condición de salud.

TIPO:

‘Calorón’ es un sustantivo masculino y se usa generalmente con el verbo ‘hacer’. Cuando ‘calorón’ se refiere a la sensación de calor del cuerpo relacionado con la salud se usa con el verbo ‘sentir’ o ‘tener’.

CORRESPONDENCIA EN INGLÉS:

hot
hot flash

USO: 

Hoy hace un calorón del diablo.
Today is extremely hot. 

No me sentía bien y empecé a sentir unos calorones extraños.
I wasn’t feeling well and I started feeling some weird hot flashes.

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LA GUELAGUETZA

EL FESTIVAL CULTURAL MÁS ESPERADO DE OAXACA:

La Guelaguetza, fiesta tradicional oaxaqueña, hace tributo a las milenarias fiestas indígenas.

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Guatemala, Eterna Primavera

Guatemala is a place full of culture, history and beautiful landscapes. A couple for the Road brings us a summary of the main historic sites in this country where the weather is always an eternal spring.

Guatemala is a fascinating Central American country, sandwiched in the north-most part of the region between Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. A stunning landscape of peaking mountaintops, rain-forests, volcanoes, and ancient ruins, Guatemala present an atypical vacation opportunity for those seeking refuge in a small country that is packed full of interesting, historical locations.

What sets the historical precedence in Guatemala is not only its ownership of some of the oldest evidence of human activity in the Americas (more than 12,000 BC), but also its status as a stronghold for the Mayan Empire that flourished in Central America until approximately 900 AD. In addition to the natural wonders in Guatemala, evidence of the once-great Mayans continues to draw millions of tourists each year to this small country located in perhaps one of the most overlooked areas for vacationers in the world. Any vacation to Guatemala is a trip into the past, full of wonder geological and societal, which makes Guatemala one of the most intriguing places in the world for those looking to truly explore history.

Here are just a few of our favorite historical sites to see in Guatemala.

Tikal

In northern Guatemala, you can visit the ancient Mayan capital in Central America – Tikal. As one of the largest Mayan cities in history, the city of Tikal has exerted much influence in historical and scientific circles as a location to truly understand if you want to understand the Maya. UNESCO World Heritage location, Tikal has been the site of tremendously important excavations despite the rugged location of the once-powerful city amidst the backdrop of the Central American rain-forests. These excavations have uncovered wonder after wonder, and Tikal now stands today along with Chichen Itza as one of the most important locations in Mayan lore. Rich in uncovered stellas, pyramids, temples, and residential domains, most of Tikal is believed to still laid buried below the dense forests, making further excavations incredibly difficult. Continued attempts to understand Tikal have yielded much, and it’s understood now that the surrounding area including Tikal may have once been home to nearly half-a-million residents.

The Ancient Capital of Antigua

The city of Antigua, founded in 1543, is a gem among the towns of Guatemala. Then-called Santiago de los Caballeros, the Spanish history soaked in this city is still palpable. Located at the at the foot of the Volcan de Agua, Antigua has many unique and colonial buildings such as the Catedral de SantiagoPalacio del AyuntamientoIglesia Palacio de Los Capitanes Generales, and the Convent of the Merced. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979, Antigua boasts classic Spanish ruins that have been tossed by the volcanic ground upon which Guatemala stands, making preservation of these sites incredibly difficult.To truly understand the history of Guatemala outside of its Mayan influences, and to dive into the post-Mayan Spanish influences, Antigua is a must-see location.

Lake Of Atitlán

The Crater Lake Atitlán, located west of the capital of Guatemala City, is a sprawling vista of more than eighteen by eight kilometers in size. Surrounded by twelve volcanoes, its location took on an almost-mythical status in pre-Spanish Guatemala. Considered by many to be the most beautiful lake in the world, you can visit remarkable attractions such as Laguna San Pedro and Santa Catarina Palopó, a pristine and charming town in the Solola area. In fact, the perimeter of Atitlan is packed with villas that need to be seen an experienced, as each has its own surprise in the way of incredible scenery, delectable food, and warm, charming people. For photophiles and shutterbugs, the Lake of Atitlan should be among your focal points to visit in Guatemala. Given that you can easily travel the outer perimeter of the lake in a day, Atitlan gives you ample opportunity to capture each glorious spectacle from various angles. It’s simply one of the most stunning, underrated locations to visit in all of Central America.

Pacaya Volcano

Only 19 miles outside of Guatemala City is the massive, smoldering, and intimidating Pacaya Volcano. An active volcano complex of more than 8,300 feet in elevation, Pacaya most recently erupted in 2010, spewing volcanic debris into columns in the air that nearly matched Pacaya’s height. The volcanic ash fall pelted Guatemala City, and the international airport, La Aurora, reminding many of the power Pacaya still retains. Despite the possible dangers of an erupting volcano, Pacaya is still the site of tourist excursions who come not only to explore the base of the volcano and steal wondrous pictures, but also to enjoy geothermal baths in the area. For those who are a bit more adventurous, there are excursions that allow half-day hikes up the side of the volcano. Though as treacherous as it sounds, these trips always yield to scientific measurements in the area that may indicate if activity is imminent.

Guatemala City

The crowded ‘La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción’ is often referred to as ‘Guate’ by the inhabitants of the city, and an ideal location to center any visit to Guatemala.

The capital city of Guatemala is also a tourist destination, in addition to a management center. La Aurora International Airport provides a daily flow of new visitors who flock to sights in the Historic Center, such as the Palacio Nacional de la CulturaCasa PresidencialPlaza de la Constitución and Catedral de Ciudad de Guatemala. After a day of engaging in historical monuments and beautiful cathedrals, you can let loose at night – as Guatemala City has one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in all of Central Americ

On June 3rd, The Volcano “El Fuego” eruption affected over 1.7 million people and caused 13th deaths. Easy Español sends its thoughts and prayers to all Guatemalans. We celebrate your beauty and recognize your strength.

 

 

 

 

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“Ser mono”

Ser mono: No está muy claro por qué utilizamos a los simios para decir que algo es bonito o entrañable. Una de las teorías asegura que los términos positivos asociados a un mono, como la simpatía y la sociabilidad, ampliaron su significado, describiendo también la apariencia física.

Ejemplo: Martín es muy mono e inteligente, me encanta.

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“La Canción” Latin Musical in NYC

This musical is a fantastic way to get immersed in the Hispanic culture right here in New York City.

Original content by 50yearsRepertorio

“La canción” es una historia divertida y original que tiene por protagonista a Rafa, un joven del Bronx con una gran pasión por la música.En este musical, Rafa nos cuenta su historia a través de una amalgama de géneros musicales que viajan desde el rap hasta ritmos tropicales como salsa, merengue y bachata.”

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When: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3:00 PM

Where:138 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016 Entre las Avenidas Lexington y Tercera

Performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System. By request for matinee performances.

 

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Expresiones en Español con Animales

En el español tenemos varias expresiones para describir cualidades de una persona o acción usando comparaciones con animales. Mira estos ejemplos:

 

cerdo

 

 

 

chorlito

 

oso

 

pajaros

 

sapo

 

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Expresiones en español con Animales

En el español usamos muchas expresiones haciendo referencia a animales para describir habilidades, defectos o actitudes.

Aquí nuestra primera lección.

gallito

PERDIZ

memoria de elefante

graficos

lágrimas

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El cuento y la cuenta

You probably know what “la cuenta” means if you have been at a Spanish restaurant.  “El cuento” is not a bill just for boys. It means a tale, a short story, or simply, a story.

  • Un cuento chino: a complicated and unbelievable story, a cock-and-bull story.
  • Tener más cuento que calleja: to be full of excuses.
  • Vivir del cuento: to live without working, to live on or by one’s wits.
  • Ser un cuentista: literally, to be a storyteller; figuratively, to lie, to exaggerate.
  • No venir a cuento: not to be relevant, to be unimportant or unrelated to the subject discussed.
  • El cuento de nunca acabar: the never-ending story.
  • Un cuento de viejas: an old wives’ tale.
  • Dejarse de cuentos: to stop lying or giving excuses.
  • Cuento largo: long story
  • Estar en el cuento: to be well informed, to be in the know.
  • El cuento de la lechera: to build castles in the air.
  • Venir con cuentos: to tell lies or an unbelievable story.
  • Un cuento de hadas: a fairy tale.

 

¿Quieres saber más sobre el origen de la frase “un cuento chino”? Visita el interesante blog: Hablando de palabras.

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Expresiones con la palabra “año”

  • A mitad de año: halfway through the year, at midyear.
  • A lo largo de este año: over the course of this year.
  • A lo largo de los años: over the years.
  • A sus (29, 35, 42, etc) años: at the age of (29, 35, 42, etc) /at (29, 35, 42, etc) years of age.
  • Al año: after a year, within a year.
  • Año bisiesto: leap year.
  • Año calendario: calendar year.
  • Año entrante: the coming year.
  • Año fiscal: tax year, fiscal year.
  • Año lectivo: academic year.
  • Años luz: light years.
  • Año Nuevo: New Year.
  • Año nuevo, vida nueva: a new year, a new start.
  • Año por medio: every other year.
  • Año sabático: sabbatical year.
  • Año santo: Holy Year.
  • Año tras año: year after year.
  • Cada año: each year, annualy.
  • Cada dos años: every other year.
  • ¿Cuántos años tienes?: how old are you?
  • El año académico/escolar: the academic/school year.
  • El año de maricastaña /de la nana /de la pera /de la polca / del catapún (colloquial): the year dot.
  • El año que viene: next year.
  • El año pasado: last year.
  • En aquellos años: in those days, at that time.
  • En los años veinte/treinta/cuarenta, etc: in the twenties/thirties/forties, etc.
  • En mis años mozos: in my youth.
  • Entrado en años: elderly, aged.
  • Estar a años luz de: to be streets ahead of, be light years ahead of.
  • Estar de buen año (colloquial): to be fat and healthy.
  • Hoy cumplo 20 años: I’m twenty today / I’m turning 20 today.
  • Le echo 70 años: I’d say he’s seventy (years old).
  • Los años no pasan en balde: the years take their toll / age takes its toll.
  • No la veo hace años / hace años que no la veo: I haven’t seen her for ages.
  • Por año: per year, annualy.
  • Por ti no pasan los años: you don’t seem to get any older / the years seem to pass you by.
  • Todos los años: every year.
  • Una vez al año: once a year.
  • Un año con otro: taking one year with another.
  • Un año de película: a great year, a wonderful year.

 

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Expresiones relacionadas a la Navidad

  • Aguinaldo: Christmas bonus, Christmas box money.
  • Árbol de Navidad: Christmas tree.
  • Budín de Navidad: Christmas pudding.
  • Cena de Navidad: Christmas dinner.
  • Corona navideña: Christmas wreath.
  • Día de Navidad: Christmas Day.
  • En Navidad / Navidades / Pascuas: at Christmas (time).
  • ¡Feliz Navidad!: Merry Christmas.
  • Gordo navideño, de Navidad: Christmas jackpot.
  • Lotería de Navidad: Christmas lotto.
  • Luces de Navidad: Christmas lights.
  • Nochebuena: Christmas Eve.
  • Papá Noel: Santa Claus, Father Christmas.
  • Regalo de Navidad: Christmas present, gift.
  • Tarjeta navideña, de Navidad: Christmas card.
  • Tarta de Navidad: Christmas cake.
  • Vacaciones navideñas: Christmas holidays.
  • Villancico: Christmas carol.

 

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