Having grown up along the Mississippi River, I find comfort in streams, lakes and rivers. The alphabet challenge brings us to the letter R, which allows me to showcase my special view of Rio Jama.
Riachuelo – Small river or stream
Rama – A rama is a branch, so what is a ramada?
A ramada is an open shelter that provides shade and is made with branches or bamboo. In the tropics, they are often topped with palm leaves. A rancho is a small hut or primitive living quarters, often constructed with natural materials.
Here are a few more Spanish words that start with R:
Rico – Rich
Rodilla – Knee
Ropa – Clothes
Rubio – Blond
Ron – Rum
Rabioso – (Rabid) The thought of rabies makes most anyone quiver! Can you imagine what it feels like to awaken and find that a vampire bat had feasted on your blood while you slept? That’s happened to me not once or twice, but five times in the twelve years I’ve lived in Latin America! My friends sometimes hand me a broom on full moon nights and say in good fun, “Fly home, Bruja Blanca!”
I’ll leave you with a lively song by Shakira – Rabiosa!
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