I had never heard the word tramite until I began the process for a ‘company’ visa here in Ecuador. Tramite means steps with paperwork and often refers to legal paperwork. My particular visa has taken years of tramites, tramites, and more tramites! Gallivanta called my attention to a great video which captures the frustrations of dealing with the formal process of tramites:
My most recent hurdle was to get four sets of black and white copies of a 30-page color catalog of my work that had been presented to the Superintendent of Companies over six months ago! Each page had to be notarized!
Next word: Triste! Triste means sad. This sad face illustrates an internet frustration!
Someone once said that he tried to stay out of other people’s shadows, their dark sides, and he hoped that they would stay out of his. I have never been comfortable photographing people at their worst or poking fun at others weaknesses or misfortunes: an unkempt house, a fight between two people, a terrible accident, a person asleep with mouth agape, a drunk passed out in a chair or on the sidewalk, though once in Nicaragua I photographed the happiest (drunk) homeless person I have ever encountered! For that reason, my files are quite lacking in images of triste/sad.
The screenshots reflect my ongoing struggle for faster internet connections – when you don’t hear from me, this is probably why:
I can usually go outside and find a way to work off those frustrations!
Trabajo means work!
Most everyone knows the Spanish word for three. This acrylic painting is named Tres Manos and was inspired by a pre-Columbian relic from the Jama Coaque Indian culture of the area where I live.
tres – three
trece – thirteen
treinta – thirty
Pulling up the rear are more Spanish words that start with the letter T.
toalla – towel
trucha – trout
tu – you
tomate – tomato
tasa – cup
tenedor – fork
tía – aunt
tío – uncle
and a final, T for Tortilla!
See many more pictorials for T at Frizztext’s Flicker Comments.
Thanks for tagging along for the T Challenge in Spanish!