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Bilingual Family Life – Spanish vs English Phrases and Customs

What Spanish phrases do we use around the house, and do English or Spanish customs dominate when it comes to food, timetables and entertainment?

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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