Daily Archives: October 20, 2013


Spanish is a delightful language.  Here in Panama it really helps to speak it.   Did you know there are about 3,000 words quite similar to their English counterparts?  Nacional, odioso, normal, nervioso.  Auto, carro, bus.  These little sweeties are called “cognates,” meaning words with a common etymological origin.  They share Latin or other common roots with their English counterparts.  […]

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