Jama Ecuador –
My multi-talented friend Silvana touches my life in many ways. She is often found at her family’s Exclusivo Restaurant, where she takes extra care in serving me MSG-free food and natural juices ‘sin azucar’- without sugar. She added her own magic touches to the evolving bodega floor here at the Riverhouse, and she has also started dabbling with a WordPress blog! Read her loving story about her family and their restaurant HERE:TRABAJO FAMILIAR. She is a highly-intelligent young woman who has studied abroad and returned to her roots to teach others about organic gardening and being a good steward of the earth.
This week she helped brainstorm for words TAGGED Q for Frizztext’s Alphabet Challenge, and I am grateful for her suggestions! There are several words here that were new to me, so thanks Silvana for these in particular:
quemar – burn (Someone who loves to cook for large groups would surely know the word for burn! Someone who first visits Ecuador will also learn how quickly the sun can burn one’s skin, even on a cool and pleasant outing!)
quizas- maybe (This one will be a fun one to use!)
Rosie: “Lisa, will you help me with —“
Lisa: “Quizas; it depends. Are you asking so that it relieves you from responsibility (ahem/ as in lazy?) or to help you learn something new?!”
Can anyone guess what word the following photo illustrates?
Quichua- indigenous language of many Indians in the Andes. I suspect that Silvana will soon write a post about a few Quichua words! Her blog is in Spanish, but the translator programs will solve the mystery of most of her words for un-Spanish speakers!
Here are a few of her other suggestions:
quiero- I want
quince – fifteen – I will always remember when I first saw the spelling for the word, ‘Fifteen,’ which of course is pronounced totally different in English!
Quinouli is not a Spanish word; it’s a new one that describes a quinoa/cheese breakfast creation!
Hop on over to Silvana’s blog and enjoy reading her stories about her beautiful country! Her personality burns through, and it’s my honor to introduce you to her!
Here’s another one of her posts: Esmeraldes.
Thanks, Frizztext! I’ll be on the road when this one heads your way.
See you when I return home! Z