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Miriam Beltran

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  1. Hola Sí, se dice "día festivo". Saludos.
  2. Hola Cedros Pelo: Hair. Anywhere, any kind of hair. Cabello: Head hair. (And corn hair) Vello: Shorter than head hair present in other parts of the body. Peluca: Wig Peluquero: Hair dresser. Mostly used for men's hair dressers only. "Estilista" is a better and more common word at a unisex beauty salon. Peluquería: Hairdresser's, again mostly for a men's only salon. "Estética", "Salón de belleza" or simply "salón" is used for a unisex beauty salon. Peluque: It's not a word. (Not Spanish anyway) I hope this helps
  3. If you google "conga bebida mexico" you will get lots of pics and recipes I like it but mixed with alcohol is one of those you shouldn't have more than one of!
  4. Hola In this case "conga" means a Mexican cocktail made of a mix of tropical fruit juices like pinneaple, grapefruit, orange, etc. A "conga" may or may not have alcohol in it. Saludos, Noemí
  5. It means "cohabitation" meaning they lived toguether but were not married.
  6. "Columpio" is the swinging holder, not the little tank under the jug.
  7. We call it "Portagarrafón" or "dispensador de agua". Both correct, first one is more common. ☺
  8. Hola, Kosika: Yup. There should be a drain on it now a days, or at least a version of it with a drain. These were used since the times when we had no running water or sewage. First, people carried all their clothes down to the lake, made a nice pile of rocks at the shallow end, washed everything and carried it back home. Then, people started to build these piles of rocks at home, and carried the water home, filling a big container next to their nice scrubbing rock. So no one else would get ther first and screw your day, waves would not destroy your work, etc. Then, many similar "prototypes" were bulilt out of wood and other materials until someone really smart started making this "lavaderos" and soon there was not a house without at least one of them. People would fill the "pila" (deep end) with clean water using buckets. That water was used up and refilled many times a day since they washed everything in it; dishes, food, clothes, babys and even themselves. Therefore, there was no need for a drain really. And it still works that way in rural and less fortunate areas where there is no running water or sewage. Now, for many people they are just a built in piece of history, a nice alternative to have when the washer brakes or when you have some really hard core scrubbing to do. I hope this helps to answer your question. ? ¡Saludos!
  9. Spanish Lessons in Ajijic A couple of spots opened up! Private or very small groups (4 max). FREE first lesson FREE (Try and see if you like it free of charge, no strings attached) Mexican experienced teacher with a degree from the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM).
  10. Viva el espíritu revolucionario :)

    1. David Benfield

      David Benfield

      Just noticed your last post was 2/3 years ago, so your not active anymore?

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