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Frizztext’s alphabet challenge rolls on to the letter M.  Shall we roll through a few words that I often hear in Latin America?

After the rains - Nicaragua

The road is muy malo!

Anyone who has lived in Latin America will often hear the word “Muy.”   “Muy” (Moo-ey) means ‘very,’ as in this food is ‘muy bien’ or ‘muy bueno’  or ‘muy rico.’  In any language, good food is good food!

Pitalla-tomato sauce over chicken & pasta

Pitalla-tomato sauce over chicken & pasta – Mola textiles add color to the table!

Muy Rico - Sopa de Mariscos

Muy Rico – Sopa de Mariscos

Sopa de Mariscos is a hot soup filled with seafood, and yes, it’s muy rico/very rich!

Malo is never a word one enjoys hearing because it means, ‘bad.’   The food (comida) tastes mala.  The watch battery (bateria) is mala.   The little child’s temper is malo, or the road (camino) is malo.

This was a muy malo moment!

This was a muy mal momento!

When a mechanic tells you that the part is malo, prepare for a lengthy wait until the new part arrives.  If he says, ‘Muy malo,” prepare for a trip to the bank to pay for the repair!  Another word often heard in Latin America is “Manana,” which to me  means, “Not Today.” (See: Manana Means Not Today  &  Postscript: Manana Means Not Today

Here's Barb\s tiara-winning stunt!

Here’s Barb’s tiara-winning stunt!

A Muy Linda tiara for a muy mala memory!

A muy linda tiara for a muy mal momento!

The Spanish word for passionfruit is maracuya, one of my favorites to use for drinks and desserts.  I’ll close with a few maracuya images.

A Maracuya Farm

A Maracuya Farm

Sip a cool "Maracu-ita" and float your worries!

Sip a cool “Maracu-ita” and float your worries!

Time-Out Maracuyitas with Laura and Barb

Time-Out Maracuyitas with Laura and Barb

John, a new friend in Mindo, served Maracuya Curd - Wow! What a treat!

John, a new friend in Mindo, served Maracuya Curd – Wow! What a treat!

"A Maracuya Day!"

“Have A Maracuya Day!”

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