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Dichos Proverbs and Sayings from the Spanish by Charles Aranda

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Published by Sunstone Press .
Written in English


  • Literature: Special Interest,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Reference,
  • New Mexico,
  • Fiction,
  • Literature: Folklore/Mythology,
  • Quotations,
  • Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology,
  • Proverbs, Spanish

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8321917M
ISBN 100913270474
ISBN 109780913270479

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¡Dichos! is divided into thematic sections covering topics ranging from games and relaxation to politics, macho men, and Mondays. Spanish speakers can also use the book to identify the spot-on/best slangy English equivalent for a Spanish-language idiom.   A pop-culture book, with dichos at its heart, recently hit bookshelves. The popular sayings played a supporting role in a traveling Smithsonian exhibition on Latino : Teresa Méndez. Given to me as a gift recently, this book is a fun read. My only complaint is I wish it were longer and had more dichos. It is geared for a younger reader in my estimation but the universal themes have the wisdom of an ageless appeal. The drawing or paintings are numerous and very colorful and attractive further revealing the dichos/5(12).   I enjoyed reading this book very much. Being raised in a family that primarily speaks Spanish, I grew up hearing many of the proverbs (dichos) listed in this book. It was great reading many of the proverbs my Grandma and Mom used to say to us when we were young. I found it fascinating reading the English equivalents to those Spanish proverbs as Reviews:

  Got a taste for dichos too? Then try looking at the following books: And if you find a dicho that you really like and wish to share; please send it along to me. Reference books. Octavio Ballesteros “Mexican Sayings: The Treasure of a People” (Dichos Mexicanos: El Tesoro de un Pueblo), published by Eakin Press of Austin. Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids Discover delightful children's books with Amazon Book Box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months — new Amazon Book Box Prime customers receive 15% off your first box. Learn more/5(21). - We had lots of fun asking the SpanglishBaby Familia on Facebook to share with us their favorite dichos. You know, those proverbial and poetic phrases full of wisdom you heard again and again from your abuela, tías, mamá y papá and now you find yourself repeating (and preaching!) to your kids at any given moment. You suddenly realize you inherited more from your mami than only 60 pins. Spanish Pronto!: Dichos, Refranes, Sayings, Proverbs Just a few (41) of the many Spanish sayings (five of my own favorites in blue). For some there are one or more good English equivalents; for some I just wish there were. Next to each Spanish saying is my close, but .

This book pulls together many wonderful aphorisms from Mexican culture and gives them to you in both English and Spanish. The categories include sayings about love, philosophy, religion, animals, and others. Dichos such as, "Old is the sun and it still shines," or "It was your fortune to have a wagon, now drag it," make you smile while offering 5/5(5). Southwest Books of the Year The poetic proverbs known to nuevomexicanos as dichos are particular to their places of origin. In these reflections on the dichos of the Chimayó Valley in northern New Mexico native son Don J. Usner has written a memoir that is also a valuable source of information on the rich language and culture of the region.   Dichos, dicharachos y refranes mexicanos es un libro en el que se recopilan las mas agudas expresiones de la sabiduria popular mexicana; ademas de explicar cada una de ellas con igual picardia y claridad: Abundancia crea vagancia. A cama corta, encoger las piernas. A /5(5). Dichos Vikingos book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5(2).