There are many great words that start with S in Spanish. After I typed an assortment of words in the “New Post” page, I pondered the many photo options for those words.
Most people don’t particularly care for images of snakes; the word for a poisonous snake is serpiente. (Otherwise it’s culebra – correct me, Spanish speakers, if I’m wrong!)
I usually sign my emails and notes with the word siempre, which means always.
Sandia – watermelon would make a fun pictorial, as would sapo – toad. (A frog is called a rana.)
Other helpful words are Sabor-Taste, Sed-Thirsty, Salud-Health, Salud-Cheers, and Salud-Bless You! Last year I was walking down a quiet sidewalk in Cruzita, and two men were walking on the other side of the street. One sneezed, and I automatically stated, “Salud!” and kept walking. They looked over at me, were shocked to see an ‘outsider,’ and they chuckled – as did I!
Shunning all of the above, I present to you an assortment of sonrisas in honor of Mother’s Day! (The photos were taken in Ecuador unless otherwise noted.) Enjoy!
Enjoy Elvis Crespo’s lively merengue song, Tu Sonrisa (Your Smile)!
Ka-BOOM – What are the odds that I published this post then read another that opened with: “SMILING PEOPLE.” For another dose of positive thinking, see CHARRON’S CHATTER/Sugar & Spice