Today we look at the Spanish phrases and Spanish and English customs that dominate our life as a bilingual English/Spanish family. What Spanish phrases do we use around the house, and do English or Spanish customs dominate when it comes to food, timetables and entertainment?
Plus, a Spanish-only section with tips on how to understand the Spanish in our videos!
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Words and phrases in today’s video
Mamá tengo hambre – Mum I’m hungry
Mamá me muero de hambre – Mum I’m starving
Estoy canino – I’m ravenous, I could eat a horse!
Un can – A dog (first time Ben ever heard this word for a dog, which is usually perro!)
La merienda – Snack
Merienda de media mañana – Mid-morning snack
Primero se toma un trozo de fruta – First you have to have a piece of fruit
Levantarse con el pie izquierdo – To get up on the wrong side of the bed
Cuidado que papá se ha levantado con el pie izquierdo – Be careful, dad got up on the wrong side of the bed
Remolonear – To laze around
Me apetece un día de sofá – I feel like a day on the sofa
Quiero quedarme en pijama toda la mañana – I want to spend the whole morning in pijamas
Quiero ponerme cómoda – I want to put on more comfortable clothes
La comida – Food
Los horarios – Timetables
Entretenimiento – Entertainment
Judías verdes – Green beans (usually with potato and mayonnaise)
Asados – Roasts, e.g. Pollo asado – roast chicken